On Monday mornings, do you feel tired and sluggish? By the afternoon, do you want to just put your head down on your desk and take a nap? Do you feel this way more days than not? Sleep deprivation can be due to a variety of sources, but one surprising yet treatable culprit is sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is robbing almost 20 million Americans of a good night of rest, estimates the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Signs that you may be a victim include the following:

  • Drowsiness throughout the day
  • Waking up feeling unrested
  • An inability to stay asleep (insomnia)
  • Excessive snoring or gasping in your sleep

Of course many people feel tired due to the demands of everyday life; but if your symptoms are ongoing and unresolved by increased rest or schedule adjustments, then sleep apnea may be a potential source of your trouble.

As an experienced oral surgeon in Melbourne, Dr. Sedaros possesses the tools and technology to determine if an airway obstruction exists. With a thorough assessment, an appropriate treatment plan can be made that will have you reclaiming your lost sleep. Imagine feeling rested and refreshed every day – even on Monday morning!

So if you have been unable to catch your sleep thief and feel that sleep apnea may be at fault, don’t hesitate to seek treatment. Many major insurance plans have coverage available for this serious condition. The team at Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants is ready to help you get a good night of sleep!