Though we rarely hear or read much about sleep apnea postponing or ruining careers; however, it can do so both directly and indirectly. Recently, Green Bay Packers Vice President Jason Wied took a leave of absence from the organization, because – according to him – he his working through an addiction to herbal remedies given to him as a way to treat both sleep apnea and insomnia.
News like this proves that improper sleep apnea treatment can have a negative effect on important parts of a person’s life. After 11 years with a promising organization, could you imagine having to call it quits due to an addiction to an herbal remedy that was unsuccessful in treating a treatable condition?
Permanently Treating Sleep Apnea
While many treatments and remedies exist as a means to treat sleep apnea, long-term use of alternative methods, such as herbal remedies, may do more harm than good. Temporary relief from sleep apnea, insomnia, other sleep disorders, and other dental health problems, such as TMJ, are only temporary and are not able to treat the main problem at hand. When considering sleep apnea, treatment such as oral appliance therapy, is one proven method that treats the root cause of the problem. Such therapy allows for cessation-free breathing while patients sleep.
Don’t let sleep apnea and temporary fixes ruin your days, career, or life; instead, work with a proven dentist, such as Dr. Serra, to discover which sleep apnea treatment is best suited for you and your lifestyle. To learn more about treatment options for a healthier and better sleep at night, email or call our office today.