This time of year is very special for you and your family. But instead of enjoying silent nights, you’re sleep deprived, dragging your feet all day, and your persistent snoring is having the same effect on everyone else in the house.
The mice aren’t the only ones stirring, so maybe it’s time you sought help from our team at Tieken Smiles to see if you have sleep apnea.
Let’s take a look at how sleep apnea affects you, and your family, and how our team in League City, TX can help you find rest and relief!
Snoring Can Steal Your Family’s Sleep
Some people don’t realize how important a good night’s sleep is to their overall health and quality of life.
When you have sleep apnea, your airways become blocked while you sleep, up to a hundred or more times during the night. Each time this pattern of breathing disruption happens, you only fall back to sleep for a few minutes, which isn’t the kind of deep sleep your body needs.
Sleep deprivation keeps you from being able to enjoy time with your family and to perform well at work. It also doesn’t allow your brain or your body to function at peak performance because you never sleep deeply enough for all your systems to rejuvenate and refresh.
If you snore so loud each night that the rest of your family can’t sleep either, it means that you inevitably aren’t the only one suffering. Not only do you have to be the butt of jokes over breakfast because of your snoring, you also will feel guilty that you’re the reason everyone is so tired all the time.
Is Sleep Apnea Stealing Your Holiday Peace?
Sleep apnea is the kind of disorder that can be tough to self-diagnose. One of the reasons for that is because even though sleep apnea sufferers wake up all through the night, it doesn’t necessarily mean you remember those episodes.
Similarly, chronic snoring isn’t something you know you do unless someone tells you. For that reason, it’s challenging for people who live alone to ever suspect sleep apnea unless they’re familiar with some of the common additional symptoms of this condition.
Here are some of those:
-You wake up feeling like you didn’t sleep much at all.
-You often wake up in the morning with a sore throat, even if you aren’t sick.
-You struggle to stay awake throughout the day.
-You’re more prone to forgetfulness.
-You’re more prone to car accidents or work-related accidents.
-You experience painful, frequent headaches.
-You’ve gained weight without any changes to diet or lifestyle.
Naturally, these sort of symptoms will interfere with your life. If you have a family, it’s especially disruptive because you’re not likely to be the only one suffering from sleep deprivation.
At Tieken Smiles, we can help stop the vicious cycle of sleep apnea that’s exhausting you and the people you care about. First, we can give you the tools you need to conduct a sleep test in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
If the test shows you’re suffering from sleep apnea, Dr. Tieken can fit you with a custom night guard that will keep your airways open and allow you to breathe easily.
Not only will this end the snoring problem that’s keeping the rest of your household awake, but it will get you on the road to better health, given the dangerous systemic health risks that come with sleep apnea like heart problems, high blood pressure, and depression, just to name a few.
Find Silent Nights With Sleep Apnea Treatment
The holidays are wonderful, but they’re also busy. You have so much more to do with parties to plan, gifts to buy and wrap, and baking to do. Trying to stay on top of everything is all the more difficult when you’re sleep deprived and irritable.
Instead, you can actually relax and enjoy the season feeling refreshed and rested with sleep apnea treatment at Tieken Smiles. You don’t just owe it to yourself and your health.
You owe it to your family, too. They want to spend time quality time with you, but their own exhaustion can be standing in the way of that.
If you’re ready to find rest and relief, for you and the people you love, it’s time to get answers with our team of professionals and effective strategies for sleep apnea symptoms.