Do you wake up feeling tired even after enough sleep? Are you grouchy during the workday and suffer from drowsiness and fatigue? If any of this sounds like you, you could have sleep apnea in Fitchburg. The team at Brian C. McDowell, DDS can help with these problems. Just as we have for many other happy guests, we can fit you with a simple oral device that will help you:
- Get the high-quality sleep you need
- Wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested
- Function better during the day
- Reduce or eliminate noisy, bothersome snoring
- Be more focused and productive at work
- Lessen symptoms of depression
- Reduce your risk of serious related health problems
Get the help you need today. Call us at 978-401-9081 to schedule a consultation. We’re located at 558 Electric Ave., across from Parkhill Plaza. You can schedule both early mornings and late afternoons.
Get Restful Sleep & Feel Better
With our help, you could soon enjoy a better night’s rest. If you feel like you’re not sleeping like you should, we encourage you to see us soon. Over his decades of experience, Dr. McDowell has helped many area residents get the sleep they need and deserve.
When you come in, we’ll perform an initial evaluation, then prescribe a sleep screening if necessary. If the results confirm you’re suffering from sleep apnea symptoms, we can have a custom oral appliance made for you. You’ll wear it while sleeping. It will move your lower jaw slightly forward, helping keep your airway open so that you get the amount and quality of sleep you need to function normally.
Take Steps Now to Improve Your Overall Health
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your airway becomes blocked while you’re sleeping. If your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat collapse enough that they block your airway, then you can experience sleep apnea.
When this happens, you’ll wake up momentarily, just long enough to take in a few normal breaths (sometimes with loud gasping). Then you’ll drift back to sleep again until the next episode of sleep apnea occurs.
For severe sufferers of sleep apnea, this cycle can happen dozens of times an hour or hundreds of times a night! In most cases, the sufferer isn’t even aware this is happening. Left untreated, however, obstructive sleep apnea can do more than just disrupt your sleep. This condition has also been linked to serious health problems, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attacks
Treating your sleep apnea symptoms now will not only let you rest better, it could also help you live longer!
Plus, snoring is often associated with sleep apnea, as air moving across those soft tissues creates vibrations and noise. Reducing your sleep apnea symptoms can also lessen snoring, which can help both you and your bed partner get a better night’s rest.