Sleep apnea has a significant impact on your overall health. When untreated, it can contribute to a number of serious medical problems. We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with your physician or a sleep specialist if you experience any symptoms of sleep apnea so that you can receive the care you need.
Some common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
Individuals who suffer from sleep apnea are at an increased risk of developing or worsening a number of physical and psychological conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to:
Insufficient sleep as a result of sleep apnea has also been recognized as a global problem and a public health epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lack of sleep has been linked to car accidents and occupational accidents, and it can make it difficult to perform daily tasks and maintain a healthy quality of life. Lack of sleep can also lower productivity.
To learn more about sleep apnea and your health or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.