8. Sleep Apnea
The last reason you might feel tired throughout the day is if you suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in today’s world; in fact, an estimated 22 million Americans alone suffer from the condition, 80% of them unknowingly so. Sleep apnea can affect people of all sorts, both young and old, healthy, and unhealthy.
Those with undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea do not sleep normally, therefore a normal pattern of sleep isn’t experienced. When this sleeping pattern is continuously interrupted, the body and the brain are not able to experience true REM sleep. The disruptions in the sleeping pattern occur because a sleep apneic stops breathing hundreds of times a night. These pauses in breathing not only disrupt the body internally but they can also cause the sleep apneic to wake up several times throughout the night.
Due to the lack of normal, restorative sleep, when a patient has sleep apnea, the feeling of being well-rested is rare, and in most cases is something that the patient never experiences.
If you find that your drowsiness is a daily occurrence and that the condition never seems to go away, now is an ideal time to get the diagnosis and treatment you need. Only sleep physicians are certified to properly diagnose sleep apnea.
If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Roubal can help find the right sleep apnea treatment method that will alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms. No longer will your days be ruined with constant fatigue. Instead, you’ll have energy after a restful night’s sleep. Call our sleep dentist in Omaha today to schedule an appointment at (402) 493-4175, or contact us online.