Health Risks of Sleep Apnea
For mild sleep apnea, where breathing only stops for short periods, individuals might not even be aware of their condition and do nothing about it. However, this can lead to serious health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure. Left untreated, sleep apnea can also cause heart disease and stroke.
With sleep apnea, breathing can be interrupted up to 30 or more times an hour. The condition is linked with serious health problems, including sleep deprivation, heart disease, depression, and accidents. Sleep apnea also causes sleepiness during the day.
Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea
If you have sleep apnea:
- You may snore loudly enough to keep your bed partner awake at night.
- Your bed partner may notice that you stop breathing during sleep occasionally.
- You wake up tired in the morning even if you had 8 hours of sleep.
Oral Appliance Therapies
Oral appliances are an effective alternative sleep apnea treatment. The appliances have been available for many years, but only recently has it been recognized as one of the most cost-effective, non-surgical alternatives for sleep apnea treatment.
Get Better Sleep Tonight
Are you tired of snoring and not getting a good night’s sleep?
We can help! Dr. Hu is an expert at snoring or sleep apnea treatment. If you are diagnosed with either, we will work closely with you to ensure that your treatment is effective and comfortable. You won’t believe the difference it makes in your life when you wake up feeling rested every morning.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hu today by calling (907) 349-6466 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.