If you feel tired throughout the day, experience poor sleep, notice that you have difficulty breathing while you sleep, have been told that you snore, or you have enlarged tonsils, you might have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, while common, is dangerous to your overall health and should be treated. Lifestyle Dentistry is pleased to offer safe and effective solutions to your sleep apnea.
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What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially dangerous chronic sleep disorder that involves frequent interruptions in breathing during sleep, which can occur hundreds of times throughout the night. Snoring and chronic sleepiness are both indications that something could be seriously wrong with a person’s breathing during sleep because they indicate an airway that is not completely open while sleeping. Snoring comes from air pressure within the body being forced through a narrow passageway.
Why Is Sleep Apnea A Problem?
Sleep apnea requires careful attention and treatment because it is a potentially life-threatening condition. If an air passage collapses during sleep, it can cause complete or partial blockage of the airway, interrupting sleep patterns. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include drowsiness during the day, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and depression. If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack, and possibly stroke. Other conditions that can arise include eye problems like glaucoma, complications with medications and surgery, morning headaches, mood swings, memory problems, and nocturia (the need to urinate frequently at night).
How Can Lifestyle Dentistry Help with Your Sleep Apnea?
Do not be alarmed if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. This condition affects millions of North Americans. Lifestyle Dentistry is committed to treating every patient troubled by this condition, with non-invasive procedures that can solve the condition before suggesting surgery.