Sleep Disorder Dentist in League City, TX

Sleep disordered breathing is any disorder that causes you to have difficulty breathing while you sleep. The most common of these disorders is sleep apnea, and many of these conditions can lead to other health difficulties over time. Dr. Derek Tieken is happy to discuss sleep disordered breathing in League City, Texas, with you at Sleep Well Southeast Texas and how an oral sleep appliance can help address it. Call 281-845-4792 to meet with our dentist and team.

Many people are aware of sleep apnea and its symptoms, but it is not the only sleep disorder that can cause abnormal night respiratory patterns or limit your oxygen intake while sleeping. In fact, there are a number of conditions, categorized as sleep disordered breathing (SBD), that are identified by their affect your ability to breathe during sleep. These conditions cause disruptions that will cause you to feel tired despite sleeping through the night and, in the long run, can put a strain on your nervous system and major organs.

Sleep disordered breathing includes the following:

  • Snoring
  • Infant Sleep Apnea
  • Child Sleep Apnea
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Related Groaning

A patient with sleep disordered breathing may experience any of the common symptoms associated with sleep disorders, such as daytime drowsiness (hypersomnia), difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep (insomnia), unusual respiratory patterns, mood and behavioral changes, difficulty concentrating or staying energized, or snoring.

When it comes to maintaining your health and safety, maintaining consistent healthy sleep is key. Your body needs good sleep to function as much as it needs air or food, since it is during your sleep that your body takes the time to heal itself and balance its natural chemicals. Consistent lack of good sleep will have a negative impact on your overall health, and long-term sleep deprivation can contribute to multiple health concerns, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty balancing
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormone production
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Digestive issues
  • Respiratory issues
  • Issues with your central nervous and immune systems
  • Long- and short-term memory impairment
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Anxiety, depression and mood changes
  • Increased risk of diabetes and heart disease

If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep disordered breathing, do not hesitate to call our office and make an appointment with our dentist. There are ways to treat this disorder, including alternatives to CPAP machines such as mouth appliances. We look forward to helping you get the good night’s sleep you need to maintain good health.