Sleep Apnea? Time to wake up and take action

The New Year is in full swing and it’s time to take stock of what we value most. Did you make resolutions? Did you already forget them? One of the most important and satisfying things that we can do for ourselves is also often taken for granted. Let 2017 be the year you resolve to have better sleep. Sleep Apnea is a scourge that many people do not completely understand. While it disrupts sleep, the adverse health effects are something we can’t ignore. Let Arbutus North Dental help you find a good night’s sleep and better oral health.

Sleep Apnea leaves you feeling exhausted during the day. It’s very difficult to function normally without enough rest. The most common indicator of whether or not you have sleep apnea is loud snoring. To be specific, your snoring will literally sound like you’re breathing is severely laboured and/or stopped. This is because your breathing does stop and that is the main cause for concern because it means your body has to work harder to keep your vital organs functioning. That’s why it’s imperative that you visit Arbutus North Dental to address a potentially dangerous situation as well as ensure oral health care.

Besides just feeling tired from losing sleep, other dangers include higher risks of stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, depression, loss of memory, irritability, and sexual dysfunction. It should be noted that sleep apnea can develop in anyone; however, it most often occurs in middle-aged adults who are overweight. If you’re an adult and you thnk you may be suffering from sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with Arbutus North Dental to help determine what’s causing your problems and possible solutions.

A few possible solutions include a CPAP machine, which is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Mask. As well as an oral device that can help open your airway. If you’re feeling tired or know that you snore loudly, it’s time to check if you have sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment with Arbutus North Dental today.