What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder that causes you to stop breathing temporarily during the night, commonly because of the way that your throat muscles relax while you’re asleep.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Since this condition happens while you’re sleeping, you may not even be aware that you suffer from it. If you find that during the night you snore heavily, wake up with a choking sensation, or experience heartburn, then you may indeed be dealing with sleep apnea. Another common symptom of sleep apnea is if you wake after a full night’s sleep but still feel unrefreshed.
Why Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?
People suffering from untreated sleep apnea have been injured in car accidents and other mishaps because of their chronic exhaustion. Others experience a significant decline in their health, as the chronic oxygen deprivation caused by sleep apnea has been shown to increase blood pressure and raise the chances of a heart attack.
What Can You Do If You Have Sleep Apnea?
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect that you suffer from sleep apnea, call or contact us here at McDade Orthodontics. Although sleep apnea is a serious condition, the treatments available for it are relatively easy to incorporate into your nighttime routine. Make an appointment with us today, and we can help you get back on the road to better health and a better night’s sleep.
Come experience McDade Orthodontics and you will see we offer innovative and effective sleep apnea treatment with a smile to patients in and around Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Camarillo, Ventura, Ojai, Goleta, Monticito, Carpinteria, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, California (CA)!