HOW UNTREATED SLEEP APNEA AFFECTS YOU
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes more than sleepless nights. When patients have sleep apnea, their airways close when they sleep and they stop breathing, leaving them gasping for air. These pauses in breathing repeat over and over again—in some cases, hundreds of times—each night, leaving sufferers exhausted and with an increased risk of many different health conditions. Watching this video may be helpful in understanding sleep apnea.
People who have sleep apnea have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and car accidents. Fortunately, there is good news! Treatments are available after the condition is properly diagnosed. CPAP and oral appliance therapy reduce interrupted breathing, keep your airway open, and reduce daytime sleepiness.
Sleep Dynamics offers sleep studies, maintenance of wakefulness tests and other diagnostic procedures for sleep disorders. We also specialize in CPAP and oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. Our goal is a better night’s sleep for EVERYONE. We’re here to increase our patients’ understanding of sleep apnea and the benefits of sleep!
If you believe you could have mild or central sleep apnea, please call (848) 217-0240. Or drop us a line and we’ll be in touch!