The Nightly Terror Of Sleep Apnea & How To Stop It! [BLOG]

Your October nights could be filled with terror because of the scary movie you just watched or the haunted house you just visited.

But that should be the extent of it, right?

Unfortunately, millions of people actually see their fears realized night after night because of terror that’s entirely too real.

And that’s sleep apnea.

This is a condition where you’re brought suddenly out of a restful sleep because you can’t breathe. It’s a terrifying episode, and what’s worse, it happens again and again all throughout the night.

Our team at Patrick Stuckey, DDS can put a stop to it with a custom oral appliance that will keep your airways open all night long so you can end the nightmare of sleep apnea.

The Nightly Terror Of Sleep Apnea

Given what the sleep apnea sufferer experiences at night, it’s pretty reasonable to use the word terror to describe it, whether the person recalls anything the next day or not.

That’s because this condition is quite dangerous if it’s not treated, which we’ll talk about later.

But it’s also because the repeated episodes of breathlessness that occur for the sleep apnea sufferer can be terrifying.

What happens during the night is that your airways become blocked, you stop breathing, and then you jerk awake fighting and gasping for air. Once your breathing returns to normal, you drift off back to sleep, but not for long because the cycle repeats over and over again.

Even if you have no recollection of these episodes, it’s possible your sleep partner will know something’s wrong because of your loud, chronic snoring, which is the most common sleep apnea symptom for many people.

Sleep Apnea Haunts Your Days, Too

Restless nights are only part of the sleep apnea problem.

Naturally, when you’re sleep deprived, the effects will haunt your days, too.

You might experience some of these common symptoms of sleep apnea:

*Feeling tired when you wake up

*Having a sore throat when you wake up

*Fighting fatigue all day long

*Struggling with memory and concentration

*Finding yourself more prone to mistakes and accidents

*Feeling moody or irritable

Sleep apnea not only affects your nights, your day-to-day, but it also puts your overall health at risk. Without treatment, you’re more vulnerable to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and even chronic depression, among many other serious health problems.

Don’t take chances! If you suspect sleep apnea is keeping you from a good night’s rest, you need to visit Dr. Stuckey for a professional evaluation.

How To Stop It!

You can end the nightly terror and the daily hauntings of sleep apnea with a phone call to Patrick Stuckey, DDS!

Dr. Stuckey can fit you with a custom oral appliance that’s small, comfortable, and effective in keeping your airways open while you sleep.

Our team will evaluate your symptoms, sleep patterns, and help you ultimately find the solution you need for better rest and a healthier life.

Call our Ruston, LA dental office today at 318-225-7986 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.

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