If you wake up tired after eight hours of sleep you may have Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). Many people who suffer from UARS think that their drowsiness is caused by stress or insomnia, which can make diagnosis challenging. Unlike sleep apnea, UARS has only recently been identified and for many is the reason for groggy days and sleepless nights.
The "resistance" in UARS refers to something either slowing or blocking the airway from flowing in the nasal passages. This is typically mild nasal congestion or tongue position during sleep. This resistance in the upper airways makes it harder for your body to breathe and can cause your body to half-wake up over and over during the night, disrupting your sleep. This prevents your body from falling into a deep, restorative sleep and causes the groggy, grouchy feeling in the morning many UARS patients experience.
Sleep apnea most commonly affects men. UARS can affect both men and women equally.
Those with sleep apnea are more likely to be overweight. UARS sufferers are usually normal weight.
UARS patients experience symptoms of insomnia and frequent awakenings with difficulty falling back asleep more than sleep apnea patients.
Santiago Dental Wellness would like to welcome you to join our Issaquah dental practice family. Our goal is simple-to provide you with an overwhelmingly positive experience while we deliver you exceptional detistry for your whole family. To ensure that you are receiving the latest in dental advancements, Drs. Kimberly and Jed Santiago have attended extensive continuing education courses.
Every visit with the team at Santiago Dental Wellness includes in-depth discussion about you, your concerns and your desires surrounding your dental care. This helps us ensure that you have an active hand in your healthcare. For pediatric pations (whom we love to introduce to dental treatments!), we always talk with parents or guardians before and after any treatments to maintain an open line of communication.
At Santiago Dental Wellness, we believe visit to a dental office should be an amazing, friendly experience. At Santiago Dental Wellness, we want you to feel like part of our team. From your first visit with Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Jed Santiago, you will be treated with care, respect and comfort. We offer a range of services from general to cosmetic dentistry. We strive to serve the majority of your dental related needs so you can maintain a healthy, happy smile.
Many people had the experience of visiting a dentist in Issaquah, WA who was more interested in completing procedures than in providing trustworthy, understanding-based care for patients. Our philosophy is to always listen to your needs in a supportive, non-judgemental manner. You can trust us to recommend treatments that we feel will be best for you based on your preferred lifestyle. That is our pledge, and it is what makes us unique among dentists in Issaquah, WA.