There are several Sleep Apnea Risks that you should be aware of, and if you suspect that you could be suffering from Sleep Apnea, schedule an appointment with your dentist.
Sleep Apnea is not something that should be taken lightly. Sleep Apnea affects millions, perhaps billions, of people all over the world and could be very serious. If left untreated, Sleep Apnea can have serious complications, some of which could be life threatening.
Dr. Jack Ringer explains that Sleep Apnea is more common in people who are overweight, especially men over 40; however, Sleep Apnea can happen to anyone, even children.
Apnea is Greek for, “Without breath.” Sleep Apnea happens when breathing ceases involuntarily.
If you have been following Dr. Ringer’s blog, you will know that there are three different types of Sleep Apnea, OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common followed by CSA, or Central Sleep Apnea. The least common form of Sleep Apnea is a combination of the two also known as Mixed Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea causes people to stop breathing throughout the night, sometimes hundreds of times.
If you do not see your doctor, who may send you to a for a sleep study, for diagnosis, you could be setting yourself up for life-shortening consequences as there are several Sleep Apnea Risks.
Untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure. You could also be involved in a car accident if you fall asleep at the wheel, which is quite common in people with Sleep Apnea. Other issues that can occur if you have untreated Sleep Apnea include cardiovascular disease, weight gain, memory problems, headaches, job impairment, and impotence.
The sudden drops that occur while you are experiencing Sleep Apnea will increase your blood pressure putting undue strain and stress on your cardiovascular system. People who suffer from Sleep Apnea have a higher risk of hypertension than people who do not have Sleep Apnea.
If you have been diagnosed with any type of Sleep Apnea, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Ringer. Dr. Ringer has been specially trained in Oral Appliance Therapy and will work with your sleep specialist or doctor to determine what type of Oral Appliance Therapy would be best for you.
Don’t let Sleep Apnea Risks ruin your life. Call and schedule an appointment for Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Dr. Jack Ringer today.