Sleep Apnea and Brain Barriers
At Modern American Dentistry, we take sleep apnea very seriously. Recent studies show that the obstructed sleep caused by sleep apnea can actually have extremely negative effects on the human brain. Sleep is, by far, one of the most crucial elements to personal health and well-being, and so often people carelessly overlook this element of life.
We are too busy with work, studying, fun or just trying to get everything done in a single day, to really concern ourselves with our sleep patterns. And in the case that you do, in fact, concern yourself with sleep, that may impede even more on your attempts to fall asleep as thoughts of “if I don’t sleep now…” buzz in your brain.
For those suffering with sleep apnea, even when you do have sufficient time to sleep, rest and rejuvenate, the sleep they accomplish is far from sufficient. The interrupted sleep intervals practically equate to no sleep at all since your body is not able to reach the necessary depth of rest, in the first place. This, according to a Neuroscience News article, can lead to high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and more!
We don’t want any of our patients to suffer from these side effects. Sleep apnea must be treated before it’s too late. At Modern American Dentistry, we can help. Contact our experts today for more information and treatment options.