If you regularly wake up during the night, you’re also more likely to suffer from headaches and migraines. In fact, lack of sleep is a common headache trigger that affects millions of Americans. Dr. Debi Kuntz, founder of Breathe and Thrive in St. Croix Falls, WI, works with patients to ease headaches and migraines caused by poor sleep, sleep disturbances, bruxism, and sleep apnea. If you dream of getting a more restful night’s sleep, make an appointment by calling the office at (715) 557-4839 or by requesting an appointment here.
How do migraines and headaches affect sleep?
What are some common sleep disorders that cause headaches?
At Breathe and Thrive, Dr. Kuntz regularly works with patients who experience headaches and migraines resulting from sleep disorders, including:
If you regularly snore during sleep, you’re also more likely to experience headaches. Snoring is also a telltale sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder that causes the soft tissues at the back of your throat to relax during sleep, blocking your airways.
Left unmanaged, sleep apnea contributes to a poor sleep routine and symptoms such as chronic fatigue and headaches.
TMJ / Bruxism
How are headaches diagnosed?
If you regularly experience headaches and you suspect a link to poor sleep or a sleep-related health problem, make an appointment with Dr. Kuntz at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Therapy LLC.
Dr. Kuntz can’t diagnose sleep apnea or insomnia, but following an oral exam and a review of your medical history, he can refer you to a specialist for a sleep study.
After you receive a diagnosis, Dr. Kuntz can review treatment options and make recommendations based upon your unique needs and symptoms including alternative treatments such as custom oral appliances or NightLase therapy.
As a dentist, Dr. Kuntz can identify bruxism and diagnose TMJ/TMD. So, if your headaches are a result of tooth grinding or jaw clenching, he can address these issues and make treatment recommendations without the need for a sleep study.