A Good Night’s Sleep?

Categories: Sleep apnea

Lots of people complain about not getting a good night’s sleep. From trouble falling asleep to trouble staying asleep, more than a quarter of all Americans say they have some kind of issue. But as bad as that is, sleep apnea is in a class by itself. There is sleep apnea help available at Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch.

Millions of Americans cope with sleep apnea. The condition takes several forms, but what they have in common is that your breathing is interrupted during sleep, over and over through the night.

Left untreated, sleep apnea contributes to some serious, potentially life-threatening conditions:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

There are some tell-tale signs that someone has sleep apnea. Loud snoring is often mentioned, but snoring alone is not a symptom.

Signs of Sleep Apnea

Common signs include:

  • Loud snoring, accompanied by pauses in breathing. This can happen repeatedly through the night.
  • Insomnia
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Waking up with a headache
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or a sore throat
  • Trouble concentrating on what you’re doing during the day
  • Irritability and mood swings

Sleep apnea occurs most often in adults, but children are not immune. According to a study at Johns Hopkins Univeristy, up to twenty percent of children who snore may have it.

The bottom line is that sleep apnea is more common than we tend to think. It is also treatable. Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch offers the Vivos appliance, a highly effective treatment. We’ve helped patients in Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano. If you think that you, or someone close to you, has sleep apnea, please contact us today.

Contact Hales Parker Dentistry:


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777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California