The Importance Of Treating A Common Sleep Condition
Do you find yourself tossing and turning night after night? Or do you have a loved one who snores loudly and is keeping you awake at night? If so, there is a chance that you or a loved one is suffering from a common sleep condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the soft tissues in the back of the throat to relax during sleep, obstructing the airway and limiting proper oxygen flow. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, more than 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. It is also shocking to know that more than 80 percent of the cases remain undiagnosed. At NYC Smile Spa, we are happy to treat patients who feel they may be suffering from sleep apnea.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
One of the most common warning signs associated with sleep apnea is snoring. While it is not uncommon to snore from time to time, especially during times of congestion from a cold or allergies, repeated snoring night after night is cause for concern. Other signs of sleep apnea include:
- Exhausted even after a full night’s sleep
- Irritable and moody
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Wake during the night gasping for air
Importance of Treatment
Living with sleep apnea can be detrimental to your overall health. Our bodies need sleep to function properly, and when that is lacking it can lead to serious complications. Your body may be giving warning signs, such as migraines or headaches or even feelings of anxiety and depression. Lack of sleep can impact job performance and even lead to accidents. Sleep apnea can also cause medical conditions such as heart attacks, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and hypertension.
If you think you or a loved one may be experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, be sure to contact our office located on the Upper East Side to schedule an appointment. Not all dental offices are knowledgeable in treating sleep apnea, but Drs. Krochak and Perlman have completed extensive training to properly diagnose and treat this common condition. We want to help you get the sleep you deserve!
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