Surprising Health Risks Caused By Sleep Apnea | Infinite Smiles

Surprising Health Risks Caused By Sleep Apnea

  • January 1, 2017

Do you snore badly? Do you wake up feeling like you got no sleep? That could be due to sleep apnea, a serious condition that can lead to heart disease, car accidents, and more. Call us TODAY at 740-881-2600 to schedule your next appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Our dentists are highly trained to help with snore guards and oral appliances. You can soon get the rest you need with our help.

Sleep Apnea Explained

What is sleep apnea? It’s a medical condition where you actually stop breathing while you’re sleeping. It’s not just a one-time thing, though. You could wake up over 200 times each night. Yet you never really wake up, since you start breathing again as soon as there’s a problem. People with sleep apnea aren’t awake or asleep. They get trapped into this middle ground every night.

Signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Fatigue and exhaustion through the day
  • Irritability
  • Inability to pay attention
  • Weight gain

Of course, the biggest sign is loud snoring. No one is ever completely quiet while they sleep, and everyone snores from time to time. But if you snore very loudly almost every night, you could very well have sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Health Risks

– Inability To Focus On Driving

When you get behind the wheel, you’re responsible for several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Driving is generally very safe, but you need to pay attention to the road. Otherwise, you could easily get into a bad accident. But how can you pay attention when you’re always exhausted from lack of sleep?

That’s why it’s so important to call us today and schedule an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. When you’re that exhausted, getting into an auto accident really is just a matter of time. Because our dentists are trained to treat sleep apnea, we can help get you back to sleeping normally.

– Heart Disease And Hypertension

Not breathing normally means your body isn’t getting the oxygen it needs. To compensate, your heart starts to pump much harder and faster. It’s trying to get what little oxygen you have to all the cells in your body. This puts more stress on your heart and blood vessels when they should be resting. That increases your risk of heart disease and hypertension.

Call us today at 614-678-5847 and schedule your next appointment for sleep apnea treatment. With our help, you can reduce your snoring and finally get some much-needed sleep. This can help your heart calm down and lower those risks.

– Depression And Mood Swings

Everyone can get a bit cranky when they don’t get enough sleep. That’s normal. What’s not normal is when you almost always don’t get enough sleep. You can get irritable and moody. Do this for long enough, and you can face mood swings and even chronic depression.

By calling our Powell, OH dental office today, you can get closer to sleeping more at night. This can help your mood immensely. Our dentists have the training and experience in treating sleep apnea, so they are well-suited to help you.

– Sleepwalking

With sleep apnea, you usually don’t wake up completely. Instead, you get trapped in this not-awake-but-not-asleep state that makes sleep behavior much more likely. Sleepwalking, sleep talking, sleep eating and more are all possible. These can be dangerous since you’re not aware of what you’re doing.

That’s why you need to call us today and schedule an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Our dentists mix advanced training with years of experience. That combination means they know how to help you and your sleep apnea.

How Our Dentists Can Help With Sleep Apnea

First, our dentists will conduct an exam to determine how your sleep apnea manifests. Using that data, we will recommend a sleep center that will monitor your sleep overnight. That tells you what kind of sleep apnea you’re dealing with.

Armed with that knowledge, Infinite Smiles can help with a sleep apnea appliance. It’s a small, comfortable device you wear over your teeth while you sleep. It can shift your jaw just enough to help your airway stay open.

Because our Powell, OH dental office concentrates on modern technology, you can also get a digitally designed snore guard. Our 3D scanning technology helps us design one that fits you perfectly.

Call us today at 614-678-5847 and schedule your next appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Don’t increase your risk of car accidents, heart disease, depression, and more when you can start getting help by making one phone call.


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