Have you been told your snoring is loud and disruptive? Do you wake up feeling like you’re gasping for air? Do you constantly wake yourself up with a choking sensation? These are very common signs of having obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, causing the soft tissue to collapse and block your airway. This causes you to stop breathing hundreds of times a night, followed by brief awakenings that disturb your sleep.
Treating sleep apnea is extremely important if you want to lead a healthy lifestyle. It can oftentimes be a threat to your safety, as it increases your risk of drowsiness while driving or operating machinery. It can also raise your risk for serious health problems, including:
Side Effects From Sleep Apnea
- Brain fog
- Low blood oxygen level
- Type 2 diabetes
- Congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure
Sleep is a basic human need. It’s needed to rest our bodies, increase our energy and improve our immune system and memory. Having sleep apnea can often times disrupt the recommended sleep schedule. Paradise Dental has proudly partnered with Sleeptest.com, the most innovative and user-friendly home sleep test team, in order to help with our patients sleep apnea. We are also proud to announce that we have just incorporated a new doctor to our dentistry team! Dr. Ken Marsh is a certified dental sleep practitioner with a long successful career in dentistry and dental sleep medicine.
Our patients overall health and well-being is our main focus, which is why we are always striving to perform the highest quality dentistry by using the most modern, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. We now offer Sleep Apnea and Snoring Solutions for a restful night’s sleep! For more information on sleep apnea and how it can affect your health, contact us today!