February 9, 2017
There’s snoring, and then there’s bad snoring. No one is ever totally quiet during the night, but some people snore very loudly almost every time they sleep. The problem is that such snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that can lead to car accidents, heart disease, and more.
Call us today at our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Stratford dental office (203-378-9737) to make an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Our dentists has recently been recognized by Sleep Group Solutions as having advanced training in snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Thanks to this training, you can finally get the help you need to sleep peacefully.
Sleep Apnea Explained
Sleep apnea is a condition where your body stops breathing when you’re asleep. Often, this happens because your throat muscles get too relaxed. Instead of supporting your windpipe, they put pressure on it until the windpipe closes.
When this happens, you wake in a panic. However, your windpipe returns to normal immediately. This means you never truly wake up. The panic-wake-fall-asleep cycle can happen over 200 times each night.
This means you’re never getting the sleep your body absolutely needs. People who suffer from sleep apnea will also have:
- Loud and frequent snoring
- Unexplained fatigue during the day
- Waking up still feeling tired and exhausted
- Inability to focus
- Unexplained weight gain
By calling DeJesus Dental Group today, you can get an appointment to determine if you have sleep apnea. Thanks to our dentists’ advanced training in sleep apnea treatment, you can get help before things get much worse.
Dangers Of Untreated Sleep Apnea
How much worse? Here are several dangerous consequences of ignoring your sleep apnea.
You’ve probably heard campaigns talking about the dangers of texting while driving. That’s because you need to pay attention when you’re on the road. The harder it is to focus on driving, the greater your chance of a serious car accident. When you’re exhausted all the time thanks to sleep apnea, it’s not hard to lose focus or even fall asleep at the wheel.
That’s why you need to call one of our two Connecticut dental offices and make an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. If you commute to work or drop kids off at school, your sleep apnea means it’s only a matter of time before something bad can happen.
You know how people are a bit cranky when they don’t get enough sleep? How they can be moody and irritable when they’re exhausted? Because sleep apnea robs you of your needed rest each night, that’s exactly what can happen to you. It starts out as irritability and moodiness. Eventually, it can lead to a serious case of depression.
By calling DeJesus Dental Group today, you can get an evaluation and treatment for your sleep apnea. Once you start getting the sleep your body needs, your mood can improve,
HEART DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION
When you’re constantly not breathing at night, your body isn’t getting the oxygen it needs. There’s still some in your blood (because you’re not suffocating), so your body works harder to spread that oxygen around. With sleep apnea, your heart starts pumping blood much harder and faster. This puts stress on your heart and circulatory system when it should be resting. This increases your risk of heart disease and hypertension
Call us today and schedule an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Everyone has different medical risks, but sleep apnea increases yours. By getting treatment as soon as possible, you ca lower those risks.
Sleep apnea puts you in this weird twilight state between awake and asleep. That’s why people who suffer from this often have sleep behavior problems. You could learn you’ve been sleepwalking, talking in your sleep, and even sleep eating. Since you’re not very aware at these times, it can be dangerous.
Call us today at our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Stratford dental office (203-378-9737) to make your appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Bad snoring can be much more than just annoying — it can be dangerous. Thankfully, the dentists at DeJesus Dental Group are recognized by Sleep Group Solutions as knowing how to treat your sleep apnea.