Do you go to sleep looking forward to a great night’s rest only to wake up feeling like you never went to sleep at all? Does this lack of sleep cause you to feel tired throughout the day, which then affects your overall concentration and work effort? If so, your lingering sleepiness may be a sign of sleep apnea that has gone undiagnosed and untreated. Of course, a sporadic feeling of tiredness that does not occur daily or weekly should not alarm anyone as we all can have a bad night’s sleep. However, if your drowsiness lasts for weeks on end, it may be time to speak to a sleep physician along with a sleep apnea dentist such as Dr. Berry.
Sleep apnea is a very common condition that patients suffer from for months before receiving a proper diagnosis. Patients will continuously ask “why am I so tired?” and may be given temporary relief to their sleep problems. But, if sleep apnea is the cause of one’s sleepiness, the only permanent way to stop the tired feeling is to be given proper sleep apnea treatment. If you have found that you are sleeping 6-8 hours each night and still feel tired constantly, sleep apnea may be depriving you of quality, restorative sleep.
Sleep apneics do not experience the feeling of being well-rested simply because they are not well-rested. Unbeknownst to the patient, sleep apnea causes one to stop breathing, sometimes hundreds of times, while they sleep. This not only starves the body of necessary oxygen, but it also disturbs the normal sleeping pattern as the periods of non-breathing are known to negatively impact the brain. When the cessations in breathing occur, a sleep apneic may wake up without knowing why, and this can occur continuously throughout the night, which limits the amount of true sleep a patient is receiving.
Though Dr. Berry cannot diagnose sleep apnea because it is a medical condition, patients who are positively diagnosed by a sleep physician as having obstructive sleep apnea can come to Dr. Berry for sleep apnea treatment. With the proper treatment administered to you, your sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms will become things of the history. You’ll be able to wake up each day feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! Contact Dr. Berry online or call (303) 691-0267 today to schedule a sleep apnea treatment consultation.