Sleep apnea is a common condition that can cause your oxygen levels drop. This is dangerous because it can cause other harmful problems in your body and lead to disastrous health. Some of these problems include high blood pressure, stroke, depression, irritability, and excessive daytime sleepiness. However, knowing what the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea are will help you to know if you should contact your dentist immediately for treatment.
Common signs of sleep apnea include:
• Gasping for air as you sleep
• Choking sounds as you sleep
• Difficulty staying asleep
• Morning headaches
The good news is treatment is available. Some treatments include minor things such staying fit and healthy. Being overweight and excessively drinking and smoking are factors that can increase your risk for sleep apnea. Another form of treatment is continuous positive air pressure therapy, oral appliances, and in severe cases surgery. However, no matter how sever your condition may be, your dentist will be able to form a treatment plan so you can get the rest you need to get through your day. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you the treatment you need, so you can get rest you can truly be thankful for this holiday season.