It’s estimated that 50% of people snore at some point during their life. Sleep apnea is a more serious, but also common. We can provide relief, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville.
Snoring and sleep apnea are related. Many people who snore also have sleep apnea. However, the conditions are not always present together.
Why Is Sleep Apnea So Dangerous?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops repeatedly during the night. When the oxygen flow to the brain is interrupted—not surprisingly—serious problems can occur, even death. Snoring alone doesn’t cause breathing to stop
Sleep apnea sufferers are at risk for heart problems including high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. They are also at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
One of the most common problems associated with sleep apnea is daytime fatigue. This can be debilitating. Untreated sleep apnea lowers the quality of life.
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