Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get Your Sleep Apnea Treated
- Posted on: May 15 2019
You can wait on certain things like getting a brand-new car or going on a fancy vacation, but there are other things (like your health) that just can’t wait. If you suffer from signs of sleep apnea like extreme fatigue, chronic snoring, morning headaches, waking up either choking or gagging, or if your spouse has complained because you sound like a bear at night, then it’s definitely not something that you want to wait to get treated. But why?
It Could Turn Into Something Worse
When you have sleep apnea, you have episodes of breathing and not breathing throughout the night which is terrible for your heart and your lungs. When patients don’t get their sleep apnea treated and when too much oxygen has been cut off to the heart and brain, it can result in things like stroke or heart attack. Don’t risk it: get treatment.
It Can Cause Depression and Moodiness
Imagine never getting a full night’s sleep— you’d be really grumpy, ,right? Well, when you have sleep apnea, you are waking up hundreds of time during the night which means that the last thing that you are getting is the rest that your body needs. The result? Moodiness, irritability, and even some depression in certain patients.
You Need a Good Night’s Sleep
You need a good night’s of sleep every night in order to function properly the next day. When you are sleep deprived it can wreak havoc on your immune system and make you feel downright exhausted. When you get treated for sleep apnea, it’s our goal to help you get the good night’s sleep that you’ve been desperately needing.
If you suffer from symptoms of sleep apnea, then contact our office to learn more about dental related treatment options. Call us today at 514-875-7971.
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