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How Sleep Apnea Could Be Affecting Your Life

April 30, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Joel Gould
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When looked at as part of our healthy body approach to dentistry, sleep apnea is one of the conditions that can impact nearly every aspect of your health, which is why we take it so seriously.

Sleep-disordered breathing impacts patients of any age and is fairly common, though many people are unaware of its presence. We offer sleep apnea treatment in our Manhattan Beach, CA dental office for a healthier mind and body.

Snoring Keeps Your Partner Awake

Typically the first sign of sleep apnea is an unhappy partner that complains of loud snoring or notices choking and gasping during sleep. As they lie awake, they may also notice periods when breathing stops, which is alarming, to say the least.

Each time the body experiences pausing in normal breathing or interruptions, your brain wakes up and interrupts your sleep cycle. You may not be aware of these waking incidences, though they can occur many times per night.

Often, partners opt to sleep in different rooms. Not only is it disruptive to intimacy, but it also ignores the seriousness of sleep apnea.

Your Organs Are Deprived of Oxygen

Your body needs adequate oxygen for proper function. When the airway is restricted, oxygen levels plummet and the result can be complicated medical conditions of the heart and can even cause weight gain.

Sleep apnea has even been linked to complications with diabetes, stroke

Your Mood Has Changed

If you are not getting adequate sleep, it is easy to become cranky, which can be confusing if you are unaware of the presence of sleep apnea. Sleep-disordered breathing also increases symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

Don’t Risk Your Quality of Life

We offer solutions to improve sleep and provide reliable sleep apnea treatment in Manhattan Beach. Give us a call for an evaluation and take the first step toward enhanced wellness with a better night’s sleep.

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