One of the first sleep apnea symptoms people notice is how tired they feel throughout the day. Luckily, this is the first symptom to improve once you start using your sleep apnea treatment. After just one night of using your oral appliance, you’ll notice that you aren’t as exhausted. After several nights, you’ll feel refreshed and ready for the day.
Sleep is essential for the functioning of your body and brain. When sleep apnea doesn’t allow you enough sleep, your body can’t repair cells, release hormones and proteins, or restore energy. Your brain functions suffer from sleep apnea, too, because it doesn’t have time to store new information, reorganize cells, or get rid of toxic waste. Sleep apnea treatment allows you to be in each stage of sleep long enough for these things to happen. Your body and brain are resilient! After just a few nights of treatment, these functions will resume, and you’ll feel better in no time.