Do You Have a New Year’s Goal To Get a Good Night’s Sleep? We Can Help!

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Good sleep is crucial to your physical and mental health and wellbeing. But if you have sleep apnea, your sleep quality is already suffering, and that could mean having trouble staying asleep, waking up exhausted and snoring all night, and even waking yourself up gasping for air. If this sounds familiar, you might be dealing with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder that is (thankfully) treatable.

If you or your partner are interruptions and pauses in your breathing throughout the night you may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which results from obstructions in your airway. Your tongue could be rolling back in your throat or you have collapsed tissues blocking the airway. If you are ignoring these symptoms, hoping they will resolve themselves, please reconsider seeking help. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure and issues with your liver.

While sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep physician, you can also speak with our doctor if you are noticing the following symptoms:

  • Wake yourself up snoring or gasping for air
  • Problems staying asleep
  • Extreme fatigue throughout your day
  • Chronic irritability
  • Chronic morning headaches
  • Morning sore or dry throat

If you are diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, we can help! Our doctor offers a simple and effective oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This device is worn over your teeth to keep your airway open so you can sleep without worry. The oral appliance keeps your tongue from falling back and blocking your airway.

Our experienced dentist in Boone, NC, Dr. Jerry L Butler can offer solutions for your sleep apnea symptoms so you can get the sleep your body needs and deserves. Please call 828-264-5858 to learn more or schedule a consultation. You deserve a good night’s sleep every night, a goal that can benefit your health all year round!