Do you often wake up during the night gasping for breath? Does your partner complain about your chronic loud snoring? You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, a common condition which can affect the quality of sleep you get among other things. In fact, over 5,400,000 Canadians have been diagnosed or at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea. Wondering if you may be suffering from sleep apnea? Some of the most common symptoms include:
For patients that experience sleep apnea, it can have a massive impact on the quality and amount of sleep the person experiences each night. Sleep apnea causes the obstruction of a patient’s airway, resulting in a period of no breathing and reduced oxygen. When the airway is obstructed, it can actually reduce blood flow to the brain and the entire body, causing potential damage. Ultimately, if left untreated obstructive sleep apnea can actually result in increased risks of:
If you believe that you or a loved one may suffer from sleep apnea, don’t hesitate to contact Wheatland Dental. We would be happy to discuss everything with you and create a treatment plan.