Sleep Apnea Treatment
Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder that causes a variety of long-term health consequences when left untreated that include:
- Daytime fatigue
- High blood pressure
- Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
- Chronic depression
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat collapse during rest. This causes a narrowing in the airway and a loss of oxygen to the brain. To restore airflow, the brain jolts the body out of sleep so that the throat muscles tighten and breathing returns to normal. This occurs so quickly that most people who suffer from sleep apnea never remember waking, nor do they know they have a problem. Unfortunately, this cycle of your airway collapsing, waking, and falling back to sleep can occur dozens of times each hour throughout the night. These frequent disruptions to your nightly sleep pattern prevent you from receiving the necessary amount of REM sleep your body needs to feel fully rested the next day.
If you or a bed partner snore, frequently feel tired no matter how much sleep you get the night before, or generally wake up feeling groggy, you might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. At Elite Dental Care, Dr. Zavari can help diagnose whether you suffer from sleep apnea and help determine a treatment best suited for your individual needs. Don't settle for a poor night's sleep. Get the rest you deserve by scheduling a sleep apnea consultation today.