Dentists who are sleep experts can make a big difference in the quality and quantity of your sleep. They take a bigger role in identifying and treating sleep disorders, especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or the condition that affects your airway and can cause frequent stops in breathing while sleeping.

Effects of Sleep Apnea

OSA affects approximately 25 million adults in the United States alone and can affect you in different ways such as:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Loud and habitual snoring
  • Moodiness
  • Fragmented sleep
  • Memory Impairment
  • High blood pressure
  • Higher risks of acquiring chronic diseases

Role of Dental Interventions in Your Sleep

There are more than 190,000 practicing dentists in the United States. Dentists specializing in sleep disorders can help you with your sleep problems by:

  • Identifying the problem
  • Suggesting a sleep study to diagnose the issue further
  • Evaluate the results of the sleep study
  • Suggest treatment options to cure the problem
  • Perform surgery to treat the disorder

Dental interventions help you get your life and health back. They decrease your chances of acquiring chronic diseases and suffering from the symptoms of sleep disorders. Read the articles here to learn more about dental interventions.