Do You Have a Sleep Disorder?
If you’re someone who has trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, sleeping too little or even sleeping too much, then it’s possible that you may have a sleeping disorder.
It’s important that you get the right amount of sleep so that you’re able to function properly the next day. If you don’t, it can easily need to various sleep loss symptoms, including fatigue, a lack of concentration and even relationship problems. Seeking treatment will allow you to start getting a good night’s rest that your body needs.
Because there are many various types of sleep disorders it’s important to see a sleep specialist who can offer a proper sleep disorder diagnosis. Two of the more common sleep disorders are sleep apnea and snoring. People who are experiencing these particular sleep disorders usually don’t receive the right amount of sleep their bodies need because they’re constantly being woken up.
In order for you to receive a proper diagnosis for why you’re not sleeping well, you’ll need to see a physician who can not only diagnose your sleeping disorder that can also help determine what the best method of treatment is going to be.
Who Can Diagnose Sleep Disorders?
Although dentists are not able to diagnose sleep problems, they can work closely with doctors, or even a sleep specialist in order to diagnose a sleeping problem. Because sleep apnea and snoring are very common when it comes to sleeping disorders and are directly related to the mouth area seeing a dentist for treatment is highly recommended.
There’s a close relationship between dentistry and sleep problems many dentists have the ability to use special appliances and even specialize surgical techniques that can help treat and correct a variety of sleep-related breathing disorders.
Let’s Study Your Sleep
In order to properly diagnose a sleep disorder there are a number of sleep home studies and labs that are specifically set up for this reason. Sleep images, which measure the patient’s quality of sleep, are also use and can be very helpful when it comes to receiving a proper diagnosis.
If a breathing-related sleep problem is indeed found, seeing a dentist for possible dental treatment options is a great place to start. One of the more popular treatments include using an orthotic, which is a device that helps to keep your airway open when sleeping. Another option includes full mouth reconstruction, which involves transforming your teeth and/or mouth in order to correct your bite and correct any breathing problems.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can receive a sleep disorder diagnosis by working together with both a physician and a dentist, be sure to contact us today so we can help you find the treatment that’s going to work best for you.