October 1, 2015 My daytime fatigue is just a result of stress. Possibly a TRICK. First of all, are you wondering what your dentist has to do with your sleep? At Caffaratti Dental Group, we are trained sleep disorder dentists. While stress and lack of sleep do go hand in hand, daytime fatigue or sleepiness over a long period of time could actually indicate a sleeping disorder. And your sleep health is directly tied to your overall health. Those who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk for heart disease, obesity, stroke and diabetes. Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing affect more than 18 million Americans, many completely unaware they’re suffering from the potentially fatal disorders. If you snore loudly, experience pauses in breathing while sleeping, wake gasping or choking, experience insomnia, have daytime fatigue or suffer from unrefreshed sleep, take our short quiz here to see if you could have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. We can provide you with a take-home sleep text device, worn in your own home, to chart your sleep patterns and overall sleep health. From there, we can provide a diagnosis and determine if our oral appliance therapy may be right for treating your Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Whether you’re an oral health pro or need a little brushing up, so to speak, give our Sparks dentist office a call at (775) 358-1555 to schedule your next dental appointment today. As we gear up for holiday season, it’s is a great time to schedule any of our Sparks cosmetic dentistry procedures, including Reno teeth whitening and Sparks porcelain veneers. And if going to the dentist has you spooked, we understand. Our Reno sedation dentistry services will make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your procedure. If you are suffering from red, swollen gums, tooth decay, bad breath, poor sleep or any of the other issues discussed, let us review your oral health to get you back on track to a beautiful smile.