Crowley Dentistry | Sleep Guards for Snoring in Helena

Crowley Dentistry

2744 Colonial Drive | Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406.442.0282

Sleep Guards for Snoring

 

DO YOU SNORE ON A REGULAR BASIS?

DOES YOUR SNORING CAUSE YOU OR YOUR PARTNER TO WAKE UP?

DO YOU WAKE UP GASPING FOR AIR?

DO YOU EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS?

 

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions you may be suffering from sleep apnea without even knowing it. Here are some facts about sleep apnea:

 

  • An estimated 30 million – or one in eight – Americans snore
  • More Than 40% of adults over 40 snore
  • Individuals who snore have a high likelihood of having (or developing)OSA
  • Approximately 20 million Americas suffer from sleep apnea.
  • Some 28 percent of men over the age of 65 suffer from sleep apnea
  • Up to 50 % of sleep apnea patients have high blood pressure
  • Risk for heart attack and stroke also may increase among those who have sleep apnea.
  • Nearly 60 percent of Americans suffer from daytime sleepiness, a side effect of sleep apnea.
  • Each year, sleep disorders add an estimated $15.9 billion to the national healthcare bill.

 

While many people think snoring is just a nuisance that keeps your partner from sleeping, it can be related to serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and depression. Those who suffer from sleep apnea are also 10% more likely to be in a car crash. Sleep apnea occurs, obviously, while you sleep, but it affects your daily life as well. You cannot focus as well during the day, you don’t wake up feeling refreshed, and you lack energy. Take a look at this full list of symptoms on the following page to see if you may be suffering from sleep apnea.

 

  • Frequent cessation of breathing (apnea) during sleep
  • Choking, gasping, or gagging during sleep to get air into the lungs
  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up sweating during the night
  • Feeling unrefreshed in the morning after a night’s sleep
  • Headaches upon awakening
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Lethargy
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Memory loss and learning difficulties
  • Short attention span
  • Depression
  • GERD – Acid reflux
  • Poor Judgment
  • Personality changes


If you have a lot of these symptoms, or even just some, you may be suffering from OSA.

 
 
 
Helena Dentist | Sleep Guards for Snoring. Eddy Crowley is a Helena Dentist.