Sleep apnea can ruin all your days, but it can be an especially big downer when the holidays roll around. When everyone is expecting you to be energetic and happy, it can make you lethargic and depressed.

Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment means that you don’t have to continue to suffer.

Cranky for Christmas

One common problem associated with sleep apnea is morning headaches. When the kids (or grandkids) are getting up eager to open their presents, you may find yourself eager to stay in bed, and with a splitting headache that makes you unfit company. Christmas carols in the morning and the sounds of all the toys can make things even worse.

Emotional disorders are also common with sleep apnea. You may find that your seasonal sadness is overwhelming, or perhaps the stress associated with Christmas Day celebrations will become overwhelming.

And because you didn’t sleep well overnight, you may find yourself flagging early in the day, dozing off during coffee with the clan or while watching the NBA games.

Can You Make It to Midnight?

Sleep apnea fatigue can be even worse for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. When everyone else is partying, you’ll be crashing and just want to go home to bed. If you celebrate with alcohol, your effects may be even worse, as will your morning after.

Not only will you have a worse-than-average hangover in the morning, but your sleep apnea will likely be worse due to your alcohol consumption, so it will be almost as if you got no sleep at all.

More Holiday Cheer, for Years to Come

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea but haven’t found a treatment that works for you, or if you suspect the condition but haven’t been diagnosed, now’s the time to act. People with untreated sleep apnea are many times more likely to die early than those without sleep apnea or who are getting treatment. If you want to enjoy each holiday to its fullest and have many more of them to look forward to, it’s important to talk to a dentist or doctor about sleep apnea.

To learn more about sleep apnea treatment options, please contact the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center in Omaha today.