When you consider that sleep apnea results in your breathing becoming shallow and sometimes even stopping while you sleep, it seems very scary. And while it is alarming, we at Crown Dental Group want you to know that there are simple and effective ways of dealing with National City sleep apnea.
The disorder is not life-threatening, thankfully It does have a negative impact on your health, however. This can range from chronic tiredness to effects on your heart. And while anyone can develop National City sleep apnea, if you are of African-American, Hispanic, or Pacific-Island heritage, you are more likely to get it. Men get it at double the rate of women, and the chances increase with age for men, and with menopause for women. Being overweight, drinking alcohol in the evenings, and taking sleeping pills may also contribute. Have you experienced any of the following: feeling tired during the day, even after having had a full night’s sleep, night sweats, difficulties getting up in the morning, headaches in the morning, dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up, sexual dysfunction, or waking in the middle of the night feeling as if you are suddenly choking or gasping? All of the above are common signs of National City sleep apnea. So are snoring and restless sleep, though you won’t know that unless you have a bed partner to tell you. A sleep study is required to for conclusive diagnosis, after which our dentist will discuss which of the typical treatment options is most suitable for you, based on your personal needs and preferences.
Although National City sleep apnea can have a negative impact on your life, you do not have to learn to live with it. Instead, contact our office today and arrange a visit to being doing something about it.