Loud snoring and waking up gasping for air are both common signs of sleep apnea, but these problems can’t be deadly, right? Think again.Read Transcript
The same thing with the heart. It can kill certain cells, and when you don't get that oxygen. There are close to 80 million cases across the United States that are undiagnosed with sleep apnea, where they have symptoms but they don't know it. I see patients every day, and we look intraoral and it's just a passion of mine to try to help as many people as I can now that might not even know they have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is potentially life-threatening. Leaving sleep apnea untreated increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke … and a serious sleep apnea episode can be deadly.
End your problems today. The Sleep Apnea Center of Novi offers FREE consultations to diagnose and determine the severity of your sleep issues. You can start by calling us now at 248-264-3922.
Sleep apnea occurs when you experience pauses in breathing while you sleep. People with severe sleep apnea can experience these pauses, also known as apnea episodes, more than 30 times an hour. On an average night of sleep, this means you’ll stop breathing hundreds of times a night! It takes a mighty toll on your body.
There’s no way these pauses in breathing aren’t affecting your sleep, which in turn can affect your personal and work life.
There are two types of sleep apnea:
- Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when soft tissue is blocking the airway.
- Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to send signals for you to breathe during sleep.
The Sleep Apnea Center of Novi has solutions for both, but the oral appliance is our most popular treatment due to its comfort and convenience. Because it’s comfortable, it will not disrupt your sleep like the cumbersome CPAP machine.
If you’re a loud snorer or are known for waking up multiple times a night gasping for air, don’t wait any longer to pinpoint your problems. You could be putting yourself at risk of a major health complication.
Give us a call today at 248-264-3922 to schedule your FREE consultation.