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A really good night of sleep can affect you in many ways and so can a really bad night of sleep! If you constantly wake up from a full night of sleep feeling as if you’ve barely slept, you may have sleep apnea. If you are looking for answers to sleep apnea in Vancouver, WA, give us a call today to set up a consultation! We can help you start getting the rest you need!

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What Are Some Of The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?

  • Feeling very tired throughout the day
  • Gaining weight
  • Irritable / Moody
  • Breathing trouble while sleeping
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Loud Snoring

Can Sleep Apnea Affect My Health?

Yes, long-term sleep apnea can lead to a weakened immune system, poor balance, changes in mood, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and possible accidents from excessive drowsiness.

Are There Things I Can Do To Get A Better Night’s Sleep If I Have Sleep Apnea?

Yes! The following tips are recommended for sleep apnea patients:

  • Try to clear your mind of problems once you’re in bed.
  • Avoid eating/watching TV in bed.
  • Do not take naps during the day.
  • After 7pm, avoid food and drinks with caffeine or sugar.
  • Stick to a consistent schedule for going to bed/waking up.
  • Sleep in a comfortable, quiet and dark place.
  • About 3 hours before bedtime, avoid physical or strenuous activities.

What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?

For sleep apnea, a CPAP mask or a mouthpiece may be recommended. Both methods can be effective in helping keep the airways open during sleep to help you have uninterrupted rest.

How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea?

If your symptoms lineup with sleep apnea, the best thing to do is visit your dentist! Once you schedule a consultation, your dentist can help you determine if you have sleep apnea and also recommend the best treatment for you!

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