3 Signs of Sleep Apnea and How to Talk to Your Dentist about Them
According to the National Sleep Foundation, an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that means you stop breathing for short periods while asleep.
Sometimes these episodes can occur dozens of times during the night, leaving you feeling exhausted and headachy the next day. Sleep apnea can even cause dry mouth, sore throat, and jaw pain. If not treated, sleep apnea also increases your risk for more serious conditions like high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
You’re probably wondering how this is related to your dental health. The answer is simple; dentists can prescribe things like mandibular advancement devices to help you breathe better, and they are often ...