Do you suffer from migraines or headaches? Do you also suffer from sleep apnea? If you suffer from sleep apnea and experience migraines, there is a treatment in sight. Many times, people with headaches will have a hard time sleeping, or attempt to go to a quiet space to sleep in order to relieve their throbbing pain.
One common indicator of sleep apnea is waking up with headaches. In fact, at least 50% of people who wake up with headaches might have sleep apnea. Another common problem that can cause headaches upon waking is bruxism, or teeth grinding. So, when you experience headaches, what do you do?
Seek treatment for sleep apnea now
Sleep-related headaches are a throbbing pain, which can include nausea and vomiting. As a dentist, you can help provide relief through the availability of an oral appliance. Many times, bite guards or oral appliances can help relieve aching jaw muscles caused by bruxism or misaligned jaws that might be leading to sleep apnea.
Through treatment of sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, your patients can experience improved sleep while also resolving any pain they might be experiencing from headaches. In addition to oral appliance therapy, it is also important for patients to maintain a regular sleep schedule as well.
Now is the time to take charge of your health and well-being. By receiving treatment for your sleep apnea, it can potentially help reduce your migraine episodes. Contact Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for more information today.