Loud, chronic snoring and frequent sleep interruptions, two common signs of sleep apnea, may bother you and almost certainly bother your bed partner. But they can also affect your health. Left untreated, they can even threaten your life.
What is Sleep Apnea? Read Transcript
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of people, whereby during their sleep, the tongue and part of the soft tissue actually falls back and blocks the airway. There's actually collapse of the airway, and it happens many times per hour for individuals, and that's how it's classified, categorized. Someone could either have no sleep apnea, or they could have mild or moderate or severe sleep apnea, and it all depends on how often the airway is collapsing during sleep.
Research has linked sleep apnea to serious health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. If you won’t seek sleep apnea treatment for the sake of your personal relationships, do it for your overall well-being!
At Better Sleep Carolina, we offer complimentary consultations for diagnosing your sleep problems and determining their severity. Call us today at 984-217-1614 to schedule one.
Sleep apnea causes frequent interruptions in breathing during sleep. For people who suffer from severe sleep apnea, these episodes can occur more than 30 times an hour. Added up over an average night, you would stop breathing hundreds of times!
Not surprisingly, you may awaken feeling as if you haven’t rested at all. This lack of restful sleep can make you irritable and depressed, which affects you and everyone around you.
At Better Sleep Carolina, we provide treatment options for mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea and well as snoring unrelated to sleep apnea. Many of our patients prefer an oral appliance because it’s more comfortable and more convenient. Unlike a cumbersome CPAP machine, it won’t disrupt your sleep – or the sleep of others in your household.
If you wake up several times a night struggling to breathe and feel tired every day, don’t wait to find the cause of your issues. Your health could be at risk! Call us today at 984-217-1614 to schedule a complimentary sleep apnea consultation.