Researchers have discovered that between 30 to 40 percent of couples sleep apart at night. And not because they are falling out of love—they are in love, but just need their sleep! If your better half snores to beat the band at night, then you know what we’re talking about. But rather than drag your blanket and pillow to another room, perhaps you should look into the reason you’re loved one snores. For some people, snoring is a symptom of a more serious condition called sleep apnea. At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Weatherford, TX, Dr. Deborah Romack works with top-notch physicians in the area to develop a plan that considers every aspect of sleep apnea therapy.
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that causes breathing to briefly stop during sleep. The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea. In this case, soft tissue in your throat including your tongue tend to relax during sleep and fall back to block your airway. As a result, snoring ensues. But what most people don’t know is that these incidents when breathing stops can happen over and over throughout the night up to more than 100 times! That adds up to a lot of lost sleep. No wonder one of the common symptoms of sleep apnea is daytime exhaustion. Other symptoms include headaches, depression and irritability. Moreover, sleep apnea has been connected to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and impotence.
Sleep Better with Sleep Apnea Therapy
No two cases of sleep apnea are alike. For this reason, we work with various Weatherford area physicians, including pulmonologists, cardiologists, neurologists and ear, nose and throat doctors to create a customized treatment plan. Dr. Romack and the staff at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry are specially trained to help patients with snoring or sleep apnea. Together they have accumulated many hours of continuous education.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you suspect that you or the person sleeping one pillow over—or on the couch—might have sleep apnea, then call Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. We not only serve people from Weatherford, TX, we also have patients from the surrounding communities of Brock, Millsap, Springtown, Mineral Wells, and beyond.