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Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Improve Energy and Motivation

Sleep apnea can really take a toll on a person’s body and mind, which is why treatment is especially important. Dental sleep medicine is a special field that focuses on treating patients who suffer from sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea

When sleep apnea affects a person for an extended period of time, they will eventually experience certain symptoms that are hard to prevent. Some of these symptoms include a lack of energy or motivation. While both of these can do long-term damage, a dentist is able to help administer sleep apnea treatment, which can improve the way the patient feels.

Improving energy and motivation through sleep apnea treatment

Want to learn more about dental sleep apnea medicine? Below, we outline what treatment can do for patients who are looking to improve their levels of energy as well as how motivated they feel.

Change of diet or lifestyle

One of the most common ways that patients can feel more motivated is through simple lifestyle changes. Energy levels can significantly improve when a patient changes certain patterns within their day-to-day life. These changes may be increased exercise or a change in diet.

A person’s diet and healthiness surprisingly plays a big role in their sleeping habits. Often times, sleep apnea can be treated or at least remedied through certain lifestyle changes. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day can significantly improve one’s sleeping conditions while also increasing energy levels. Long-term more energy can lead to improved motivation.

Another aspect of a change in lifestyle is weight loss. A lot of patients who suffer from sleep apnea are able to find relief by losing weight. In addition, the body may feel more energetic if excess weight is dropped. Ultimately, it is best to talk with a medical professional about weight loss for sleep apnea treatment.

Oral appliances

Another dental sleep medicine treatment that can help patients who are suffering from sleep apnea is an oral appliance. Dentists can prescribe and administer a couple of different types of oral appliance therapy. One is called a mandibular advancement device, which acts like a mouthguard. The other is a tongue-retaining device, which acts as a mouth splint. Both types of treatment help maintain an open airway during sleep.

When a patient’s airway does not become obstructed multiple times throughout the night, they are much more likely to get a better night’s sleep. Long-term, a good night’s rest can lead to increased energy and more motivation, whether that be professionally or personally.

Contact us today!

Sleep apnea treatment is necessary in order to improve energy levels as well as increase one’s motivation. It is best to consult with a dentist who has experience in sleep apnea treatment. Give us a call or stop by our office today. Our team can get you started with the appropriate method of treatment.

Request an appointment here: https://www.athenamedicalclinic.com or call Athena Medical Clinic at (706) 608-4072 for an appointment in our Athens office.

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