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Fatigue services offered in Wexford, Monroeville and McMurray, PA

Fatigue is much more than simply feeling tired; it is a medical issue that can shape the course of your daily routine. The team at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine in McMurray, Monroeville, and Wexford, Pennsylvania offer an impressive array of skills and expertise and can help you navigate your fatigue and chart a course toward relief. If you’re not getting the rest you need, call the office today to book your visit, or try the easy online booking tool to set up your visit.

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

Most people associate fatigue with feeling tired, but there is much more to this serious medical condition than a sense of sleepiness. Fatigue is an overwhelming sense of weariness that permeates all aspects of your daily life. 

Some of the words people use to describe fatigue include:

  • Exhaustion
  • Malaise
  • Apathy
  • Listlessness
  • Lack of energy
  • Feeling run down
  • Inability to focus
  • Lack of motivation

What causes fatigue?

Fatigue is a feeling of total exhaustion and lack of energy to do even simple daily routines such as eating, working, bathing, or exercising.

It’s normal to feel tired after a long trip or an illness, but it might indicate a more significant medical issue if you never have enough energy. 

Sleep apnea is a common cause of fatigue. This condition causes breathing interruptions hundreds or even thousands of times each night. Each time you stop breathing, your body responds by gasping for air, which keeps you from getting the quality rest needed to thrive. 

You may not realize you have sleep apnea, and wonder why you feel exhausted and run down during your waking hours. If the symptoms of fatigue begin to interfere with your daily routines, schedule a visit with your doctor to determine if sleep apnea is to blame.  

Other issues that may cause fatigue include:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) caused by teeth grinding at night
  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)
  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Poor Sleep Hygiene

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How can an oral appliance help me get more rest?

If your physician or sleep doctor determines you are suffering from sleep apnea, there are treatments that can help. A common treatment approach is called a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, which delivers a steady stream of air into your body by way of a mask you wear at night. Not everyone is able to tolerate CPAP,  so fortunately there are other alternatives available.

The team at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine has the training and experience needed to help you find a solution that is right for you. Oral appliances can improve your breathing by altering the position of your jaw during sleep.

These devices come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.  With the right guidance, you can find an oral device to help restore restful and rejuvenating sleep and say goodbye to fatigue. 

When you’re ready to find a solution for your daytime fatigue, schedule a visit at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine. You can book an appointment in moments online or over the phone at (724)935-6670.  Make today the day you finally take a step toward feeling energetic again!