Do you suffer from daily headaches, commonly occurring right after you wake up?
Headaches make it difficult to focus and cause patients to feel aggravated and irritated. Headaches can be detrimental to your quality of life. Chronic headaches experienced in the mornings may be an indication that you are experiencing sleep apnea. Patients who experience headaches associated with sleep apnea may find over the counter pain medications offer little to no relief. What many patients are unaware of is that your dentist may be able to treat your sleep apnea without a bulky CPAP machine. Fuller Dental offers innovative treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that affects the oral and overall health of the patient. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked during sleep and oxygen flow is interrupted. Patients with sleep apnea typically wake to gasp for air, snore loudly, and experience chronic fatigue.
How does sleep apnea cause headaches?
The headaches associated with sleep apnea are often caused by the disruption in oxygen flow to the brain during the night. Patient wake in the morning feeling tired, restless and often have severe headaches that may interrupt their ability to conduct their daily routine.
How can I treat headaches caused by sleep apnea?
Dr. Peterson of Fuller Dental is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Alway at the forefront of dental technology, Dr. Peterson offers innovative solutions for treating sleep-related disorders. Oral sleep appliances are highly effective, discreet treatment option offered by Fuller Dental.
If you or a loved one experience headaches on an almost daily basis, be sure to contact your Fuller Dental dentist. Seeking treatment for chronic headaches and sleep apnea as soon as possible can prevent further health complications. Give us a call, or request an appointment online today.