Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Do you have sleep apnea and hate wearing your CPAP?

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Although we all need to get a good night’s sleep, this isn’t always the case. The main reason why we want to sleep well is because we want to feel rested in the morning when we wake up and are getting ready to start our day.

When someone can’t sleep because they have sleep problems or a sleep disorder it’s highly likely that they’re going to experience a lot of fatigue during their day. This means that they’re always tired, which could lead to a decline in their job performance or even lead to relationship problems.

Because sleep is essential for your good health it’s recommended that you get between 6 and 8 hours of sleep a night. This amount of time allows your body to do what it needs to do in order to prepare itself to properly function the next day.

The different types of sleep disorders
Because there are different types of sleep disorders it’s important to understand what they are so you can see what category you may fit into.

Although people who can’t sleep complain that they’re always tired and accordingly are looking for a sleep disorder treatment that will cure them, it’s also important that they understand that a continuous lack of sleep can negatively affect the body so much that it makes it hard to perform even the most basic functions.

Three of the more common types of sleep disorders include:

Sleep Apnea: A serious sleep disorder associated with loud snoring and pauses in one’s breath during sleep (due to the tongue blocking the airway).
Snoring: Snoring is a very common sleep disorder and also occurs when the muscles in your throat are so relaxed that your tongue falls backward blocking your airway.
Insomnia: Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep, and is usually not dental-related.

Many people currently looking for a sleep disorder treatment are surprised to find out that many sleep problems can be connected to a dental cause.

“I can’t sleep because of my teeth?”
Because many people who are currently experiencing a sleep disorder also have a bad bite, it’s likely that they have a misaligned jaw.

When your jaw isn’t in its correct position it can lead to a sleep disorder because this misalignment doesn’t allow the jaw and tongue to be in their correct position when you’re sleeping.

This can easily lead to your acquiring a sleep apnea disorder, which can only be corrected by repositioning the jaw back into its original position.

What’s best for you?
It’s important to figure out what the exact cause of your sleep disorder is in order to find the best sleep disorder treatment. You’ll need to first set up a consultation to find out why you’re not sleeping well and then the best course of treatment can then be discussed with you.

If you or someone you love is having trouble sleeping, call us today to schedule a consultation. Call (704) 413-3688

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