What do you think of when you realize it’s the first day of spring? If you immediately answered, “allergens” then we think you may appreciate the information we have to offer. As you know, dealing with seasonal allergies can really put a damper on your life. From feeling stuffy and uncomfortable to handling a multitude of side effects, allergies can even have a serious impact on your dental-related health if you suffer from sleep apnea. Ready for the good news? We can help you handle this situation.
How Allergies Impact Your Smile
When you suffer from seasonal allergies, your body reacts by constricting airways. You get a bit stuffy, sniffly, and sneezy. In a nutshell, your ability to breathe freely and comfortably takes a nosedive. This is not beneficial for sleep apnea because you want to do everything you can to encourage easy, open breathing. As you know, this sleep disorder occurs when your throat tissues collapse, leading to obstructed airways during sleep. Any additional obstacles make comfortable sleep all the more challenging.
What To Do About Them
If you have allergies, we suggest you do something to treat them. Of course, we also encourage you to come in for (or continue to use your) sleep apnea treatment. You may wish to visit an ear, nose, and throat specialist for severe allergies or your primary care physician for the right medication advice. By sticking to wearing your oral appliance and taking necessary allergy medicine, you can expect to keep your sleep under control.
Keep Your Breathing And Sleep Health In Good Shape
By treating seasonal allergies, you can keep a smile on your face by avoiding complications with sleep apnea treatment. Need treatment or have questions? Schedule an appointment with DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX today by calling (903) 593-3333.