If you suffer from loud snoring or sleep apnea, you know all too well how it can negatively impact not just the quality of your sleep, but the quality of your life overall. Not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality of sleep can make you feel tired or agitated during the day, can make it difficult to concentrate on important tasks, and can even be dangerous – particularly if you feel sleepy while driving or operating other types of machinery. Dr. Brawner understands the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, which is why he offers sleep apnea/snoring treatment for his patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
Why You Should Visit Arbor Oaks Dental for Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment
Visiting your dentist may not be the first thought that comes to mind when you consider getting help with sleep apnea or loud snoring, but the fact is that many times these problems are related to dental issues. Loud snoring can be disruptive not only to your own sleep patterns, but to other members of your family as well. Sleep apnea, on the other hand, is a much more serious condition that occurs when a person actually stops breathing for 10 seconds or more when sleeping. Left untreated, sleep apnea is not only disruptive – it can actually be life-threatening. Dr. Brawner has participated in sleep studies, so he understands the underlying issues of many of these conditions and how best to treat them.
How to Know if You Need Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment
Sometimes it’s hard to know if you suffer from loud snoring or sleep apnea, which is why it’s so important to recognize the signs. If you experience any of the following, you may have either sleep apnea or loud snoring issues that are impacting your sleep:
- Your loud snoring sometimes wakes you up or wakes up other family members
- You fall asleep or feel very sleepy at inappropriate times during the day – such as at work, in school, or at social events
- Driving makes you feel sleepy
- You wake up in the morning with a headache, sore teeth, and/or a sore jaw
Call Arbor Oaks Dental Today
For more information about sleep apnea/snoring treatments, contact our Austin, TX, area office today. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you with Dr. Brawner to discuss how he can help improve the quality of your sleep.