Sleep apnea shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s not just that your snoring is annoying to your loved ones. It’s because this sleep disorder is putting your health at risk, too.
Call 301-261-3800 to discuss treatment options at our Crofton, MD dental practice. Work with us to avoid these unpleasant consequences of doing nothing about your condition.
1. High Blood Pressure
People who have sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly while they are asleep. To your body, that is a stressful situation. Staying in that state all night puts stress on your cardiovascular system and increases your blood pressure.
2. Heart Disease
High blood pressure adds to the strain on your heart throughout the night and during the day. This makes heart disease and other problems more likely.
Your breathing stoppages are often causes by obstructed airways. That limits oxygen circulation and raises your risk of a stroke.
4. Automobile Accidents
Sleep apnea causes sleep deprivation. Being sleep-deprived leads to fatigue and daytime sleepiness. That makes people more likely to be involved car accidents.
Don’t wait any longer to begin treating your sleep apnea.