Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder that is found in many people. Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing becomes interrupted while you sleep resulting in snoring. However, not everyone who snores suffers from sleep apnea.
It is important to remember the dangers of sleep apnea, which has been linked to many dangerous health conditions. If left untreated, you can potentially suffer from high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, diabetes, depression, and worsening ADHD. The good news is treatment is available.
Some treatments include minor things such staying fit and healthy. Being overweight and excessively drinking and smoking are factors that can increase your risk for sleep apnea. By staying in shape and maintaining a healthy diet, you will not only reduce your risk for developing sleep apnea, but you will also increase your overall health. Another form of treatment is continuous positive air pressure therapy, oral appliances, and in severe cases surgery. However, no matter how sever your condition may be, your dentist will be able to form a treatment plan so you can get the rest you need to get through your day.
If you have any questions about your sleep apnea, call your dentist. Your dentist can address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us help you get the treatment you need, so you can have rest you can truly be thankful for this holiday season.