Do you have trouble sleeping at night because of snoring or breathing issues? Do you constantly wake up exhausted, no matter what time you go to bed at night? If so, you may suffer from a potentially serious condition known as sleep apnea. If you suffer from sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, Dr. Goggins and Dr. Aguirre may be able to help you.
You may not realize it, but a good night’s sleep is important to your oral health. Research has linked a chronic lack of sleep to increased risk of gum disease. Also, when you are awake and refreshed, you are more willing to take proper care of your teeth (for example, flossing at least once a day).
Did you know, though, that sufficient sleep concerns not just the length of time spent sleeping, but the quality as well? That means that if you suffer from a medical condition that disrupts your sleep, you may not be getting the rest you need. Sleep apnea is one such medical condition.
Furthermore, the aggravation of chronic snoring can increase your risk of throat cancer and lead to other medical problems. We encourage you to visit Denver Restorative Dentistry if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Waking with a dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches
- Constant drowsiness during the day
- Irritability and personality changes
Depending on your specific condition, our prosthodontists may suggest an oral appliance to help keep your airways open and prevent your tongue from obstructing your breathing pattern. Contact our office today to learn more about dental sleep therapy in Broomfield, Colorado, and schedule a consultation with our prosthodontists.