If your partner has been keeping you up at night, schedule an appointment with your doctor. According to Dr. Harry Ringer it could be a sign that he or she suffers from obstructive sleep apnea, also known as OSA.
A Sleep Specialist for OSA Diagnosis
Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially deadly disorder that affects more individuals than most people realize. Moreover, most aren’t aware.
OSA is something that only a sleep specialist is able to identify. With that being said, Dr. Harry Ringer, a dental sleep medicine provider, has the training and knowledge to recommend a sleep doctor who can determine if obstructive sleep apnea is the culprit.
While snoring is a sign of a sleeping disorder it isn’t always. You may snore but not suffer from OSA. Again, the only way to know for sure is to have a sleep evaluation.
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
Harry Ringer DDS explains that sleep apnea is something that must be diagnosed as it can lead to more serious conditions.
You may have OSA if you:
- Snore Loudly
- Wake Up Gasping for Breath
- Have Witnessed Cessations in Breathing
- Headaches when you Wake Up
- Neck aches
- Mood Swings
- Low Libido
- Problems Staying Awake
- Memory Loss
After OSA Diagnosis
If your suspicions are correct and you have been diagnosed with OSA call Harry Ringer DDS.
A diagnosis will surely lead to research and recommendations for treatment from your sleep specialist.
The majority of specialists usually recommend CPAP Therapy as it is the most common treatment for sleeping disorders and snoring.
However, and that is a big however, most people aren’t compatible with CPAP therapy. Firstly it can be uncomfortable. Secondly, most people leave it on the nightstand which doesn’t do anyone any good.
CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA
An alternative to CPAP therapy is much less intrusive and something that people find easier to work with. In addition you can pack your oral splint or mouth guard in your purse or toiletries bag.
If you are someone who likes CPAP but would like a compatible therapy, oral appliance therapy works in conjunction. Talk to Dr. Ringer about dental sleep medicine for your sleeping disorder. If snoring is the problem there is always a solution.
Of course, the only way you will know is if you schedule an appointment with Harry Ringer DDS.
Stop Obstructive Sleep Apnea
If you have been recently diagnosed or aren’t happy with your OSA treatment talk to your sleep apnea dentist in Costa Mesa. Dr. Ringer is happy to help you get a better night’s sleep.