Is a Sleep Disorder Known as Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Health?

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Untreated sleep apnea can keep you from getting the sleep you need while endangering your overall health in the process. Have you found yourself being awakened by your partner to ask you to stop snoring? Have you awoken with heart palpitations and feeling anxious and out of breath? If falling asleep or staying asleep seems is a challenge, or you wake up gasping and feeling like you are choking, you may be experiencing the effects of a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea.

When you have sleep apnea you stop breathing for ten seconds or longer at a time in your sleep. What does this mean for you? Sleep apnea can leave you feeling sleepy during the day, bring on headaches when you wake up, and leave you feeling mentally foggy and experiencing memory loss.

However, sleep apnea doesn’t just affect your sleep. It affects your overall health as well. Left untreated, sleep apnea increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, and increased blood pressure. You will need to be evaluated with a high-tech monitoring system that tracks your breathing as you sleep. Once a diagnosis has been made treatment can begin.

We invite you to work with our dentists to determine if you have mild to moderate sleep apnea. If so, our custom sleep therapy appliance can treat obstructive sleep apnea as it prevents the tongue from blocking your air passage or keeping your jaw in a position to prevent airway blockage while you sleep.

Drs. Param Gill and Lavanya Gill invite you to receive the quality sleep you need by calling 209-545-9489 and setting up a consultation for more information. At Pelandale Dental Care in Modesto, California we look forward to protecting your oral health and your well-being!