Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects 12 million Americans. Someone with sleep apnea stops breathing hundreds of time each night. They are unable to spend sufficient time in deep sleep, leaving them tired and unfocused during the day.
Sleep apnea poses many threats to the health of its sufferers. A few of the symptoms and signs of sleep apnea include:
- Frequent snoring
- Gasping noises while sleeping
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty with memory and concentration
- Heartburn or sour taste in mouth
- Chest pain while sleeping
- Depression or mood swings
Overcome the Fear
Unfortunately, sleep apnea can lead to many serious risks. Sleep apnea is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. It is also associated with diabetes and obesity. Of course, the daytime sleepiness also leads to higher risks for auto accidents.
Sleep apnea affects patients emotionally as well. Patients can experience mood swings, personality changes, and depression. No one should have to live with fear of these increased risks. Seek treatment for sleep apnea so that you can live a long and healthy life.
Eliminate the Embarrassment
Sleep apnea is particularly difficult because those diagnosed with it are always tired, but embarrassed to sleep. Patients with sleep apnea snore loudly when they fall asleep. Their bed partners and family members may notice and comment on the snoring–they may even miss out on sleep themselves!
When you have your sleep apnea treated, you don’t need to worry when you fall asleep on airplanes or during a movie. Sleep apnea treatment will help you sleep better and stop snoring.
There are all kinds of effective treatments for sleep apnea. Come talk with Dr. Cummins about our advanced sleep apnea treatments. Call us today at Prospect Dental Care to schedule your consultation.