Do you or a loved one struggle to get a good night’s sleep and are unsure what the problem could be? Problems with sleep can be extremely frustrating. Quality sleep is necessary to function properly each day. A lack of good sleep can lead to problems with mood and work performance and can affect your overall health as well. One common sleep issue that many individuals experience is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is an extremely serious sleep disorder in which a patient frequently stops breathing throughout the night.
At Brown and Gettings, DDS, we do more than handle your oral care. As you may know, our team is passionate about all aspects of your overall health. One area in particular we may discuss with you are your sleep habits and the quality of sleep you feel you may be getting each night. We are able to treat our patients who may be suffering from a common sleep condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which individuals stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. It occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax during sleep, blocking the airway and restricting your breathing. Dr. Gettings recently became a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, also known as AADSM. She took a few minutes to explain more about the seriousness of sleep apnea and a treatment option that our practice offers to help patients get the quality sleep they need. Click here to watch.
We love mentioning our team members when they are recognized with an exciting honor. Dr. Gettings is now a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, or AADSM. You may be wondering what this membership means and how it relates to your care. Continue reading to learn more about this membership and how it can improve your oral health needs.