Fatigue

Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Specialist located in Wexford, PA, McMurray, PA, Latrobe, PA & Monroeville, 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 Wexford, Monroeville, McMurray, and Latrobe, Pennsylvania, offers 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 types of dental issues can cause fatigue?

A growing body of evidence supports the link between dental health and overall health. Untreated dental decay or gum disease can lead to serious health problems, so be sure to schedule routine dental exams and address areas of concern promptly.

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.  

How can a dentist help me get more rest?

If your physician 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. 

There are also numerous CPAP alternatives, and 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. Some are hinged to allow you to open and close your mouth while they are in use. 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 path away from daytime fatigue, schedule a visit at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine. You can book an appointment in moments online or over the phone, so make today the day you take a step toward the rest you deserve.