Why You Shouldn’t Be Ignoring Your Sleep Apnea

Why You Shouldn’t Be Ignoring Your Sleep Apnea

Do you often wake up gasping for breath? Does your partner complain that you snore or breath loudly at night? You may be suffering from a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a quite common condition (in fact it affects 22 million Americans) that causes obstruction of the airway, depriving the brain and entire body of oxygen. Sleep apnea can be mild to severe and the required treatment depends upon your specific case. Wondering if you may have sleep apnea? Common symptoms of obstructive sleep include:

  • Loud Snoring
  • Loud Breathing
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Waking Up Gasping
  • Episodes of No Breathing
  • Choking
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Dry Mouth
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Weight Gain
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mood Swings

If you suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a trained medical professional. A sleep study can be performed to determine whether you suffer from sleep apnea and also let you know how severe it is.

Risks of Sleep Apnea

Not only can sleep apnea have a big impact on your day-to-day life, causing debilitating symptoms like the ones mentioned above but it can also increase a patient’s risk of other health conditions, including:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke

Schedule Sleep Apnea Treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA

Have you been informed you suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea? Schedule your appointment with Dr. Amy today! We’d be happy to evaluate your oral health and create a custom sleep apnea mouthpiece for your treatment.

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