If you’re among the 22 million people living with sleep apnea, you know it can be challenging to get a good night’s rest. If you find yourself tossing and turning more often since the weather has warmed up, it may not be from a bad mattress. Believe it or not, summer can negatively affect your sleep quality. Don’t worry, your sleep dentist has 4 tips to help you doze off quickly.
July 27, 2021
December 22, 2016
People tell plenty of jokes about their spouses’ snoring. It peels the wallpaper. It rattles the windows. The list of barbs goes on, but did you ever consider that snoring may be a symptom of a serious health problem?
It can be, says the National Sleep Foundation. This group of sleep experts says that 37 million adult Americans snore regularly, and about half of these individuals have a dangerous health disorder called sleep apnea. In Natick, Dr. Christina Papageorgiou pinpoints sleep apnea and offers solutions to counter it and deliver better sleep and a healthier you.
August 1, 2015
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans (18 million) and is diagnosed in mass quantities each and every year. Most often, the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is recommended for patients suffering from sleep apnea. However, not everyone enjoys the treatment. In some cases, patients will completely object to CPAP treatment. There’s a reason it is the gold standard for sleep apnea cases, but sometimes it’s just too much for some people. There are plenty of alternatives to curb sleep apnea without incorporating any CPAP treatment. Our office in Natick, MA wants you to know that you have choices when it comes to receiving treatment for your condition. Dr. Papageorgiou attacks sleep apnea the way it should, with aggressive treatment that inches you closer to enjoying a night filled with wondrous sleep. Are you ready to ditch the CPAP and take back your nights?
April 17, 2015
Do you snore while you are in a deep sleep? Many Americans snore while they drift off into dreamland, waking their partner in the middle of the night. However, frequent, loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, a common and, in some cases, a potentially serious disorder. If you feel tired after a night of rest or irregular throughout the day, you may have sleep apnea. Papageorgiou Dental Associates, which houses phenomenal dentists and their expert staff, has a solution for those who deal with this sleeping disorder.
How Do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects your breathing patterns while you sleep. Breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes shallow. The pauses last for seconds, but they can occur hundreds of times throughout the night, pulling you out of your natural sleep cycle. In result of this interruptions and erratic breathing habits, you spend less time in a deep sleep and your day suffers because of it. Symptoms and signs of sleep apnea include morning headaches, irritability, random mood swings, dry mouth or sore throat when waking, difficulty concentrating throughout the day, daytime drowsiness, and moments where you feel as if you could rapidly fall asleep.
How Do I Treat It?
Our sleep apnea therapy is simple, yet effective. After an initial consultation with the doctor, we will determine if you have sleep apnea. If diagnosed, we will make an impression of your mouth and craft a mouth appliance for you to wear at night. This mouthpiece slightly opens the mouth, allowing for better air intake throughout the night, discontinuing the obstructions from the sleeping condition. With continued use of the appliance, you will retain regular breathing while you sleep and will no longer experience interruptions while Mr. Sandman gives you a dream.
I Think I May Need to see a Doctor.
Our staff and dentists are available to see you when you schedule an appointment. We understand the seriousness of this condition and we are ready to help those who have it. Our office is available to Natick, MA, Framingham, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and the surrounding communities.