If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you are not alone. Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects you while you sleep. In many cases, sleep apnea is often ignored or disregarded as a simple case of snoring. However, if sleep apnea is left untreated, your condition can lead to other life-threatening conditions, like high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure or heart attack, depression, irritability, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
Sleep apnea causes you to lose oxygen as you sleep. Your body stops breathing while you sleep, which keeps oxygen from flowing to the essential parts of the body. Sleep apnea can be caused by either a blockage in the airway or by the brain failing to send signals to your muscles to allow you to breathe. Your dentist can help you identify the cause of your sleep apnea and he may recommend some treatment options.
Depending on the severity of the condition, sleep apnea treatments include losing weight, avoiding sleeping medications, using special dental devises, and, for extreme cases, surgery.
Let us take care of your sleep apnea today by giving us a call at 773-947-4665. Our dentist is here to help you with any questions or concerns you have so you can go back to enjoying a peaceful sleep.