Tens of millions of people in the United States have sleep apnea, yet many of them are unaware that they have it. This should be a cause for concern because the quality of your sleep affects you throughout the day.
If you have this condition, you need to make treatment a priority for your sake and for the sake of the people you love. Knowing this, we want to explain why we encourage you to get treatment.
1. Your Health is at Stake
We aren’t being dramatic when we say sleep apnea makes you more likely to have other health problems. Research shows that people who have this condition are more likely to have hypertension, heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, strokes, and diabetes complications. Studies also have found that people with sleep apnea are more likely to be involved in car accidents.
2. You are Sleep Deprived
People who have this condition often feel fatigued and struggle with daytime sleepiness. This is because you aren’t getting enough deep sleep because of your condition.
When you have sleep apnea, you stop breathing dozens or even hundreds of times each night. Every time that happens, you wake up (even if you don’t remember it) and your sleep cycle starts over again. That’s why you feel just as tired in the morning as you did when you went to bed the night before.
3. Your Snoring is Annoying
Your family or your roommates have probably complained about your loud and persistent snoring when you have obstructive sleep apnea. This occurs because your airways become restricted as you fall asleep. (This also is why you stop breathing.) By treating your condition, you can keep your airways open, breathe easier, and enjoy deep sleep.
4. You May Not Need a CPAP
Often, a CPAP machine is the first recommended treatment. Many people find this troublesome to use consistently. That’s why we are happy to offer a different treatment option. We can design a special oral appliance that keeps your airway open and allows you to get the rest that you need.
Get relief from the effects of your sleep apnea. Call Cosmetic Dental Associates today at 210-951-4444 for Medical Park or 210-942-5047 for Alamo Ranch to make your appointment. You can also schedule online.