Many people underestimate the dangers of sleep apnea. If left untreated, serious health conditions can occur throughout your body such as high blood pressure, stroke, depression, irritability, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea is a common condition that can cause you to stop breathing as you sleep. Therefore, as you sleep, your oxygen levels drop. This is serious because your body needs healthy oxygen levels to be healthy. That is why it is essential to talk to your dentist if you are suffering from sleep apnea.
Many people think sleep apnea only effects adults. This however, is not true. Many women and children also suffer from sleep apnea. That is why an important step to overcoming sleep apnea is to understand sleep apnea and the signs, so you can get treatment immediately.
Common signs of sleep apnea include:
• Gasping for air as you sleep
• Choking sounds as you sleep
• Difficulty staying asleep
• Morning headaches
If you have any questions or concerns about sleep apnea, and how it could be affecting you and your family, please call our office today. We are happy to help you and your family’s oral health in any way we can.