Is your partner telling you that you snore? Did you know, sleep apnea can lead to many health problems? Well, it’s true! Snoring is the main sign of sleep apnea and needs to be treated. To help you learn more, or dentist, Dr. Mark Prosniewski with The Bartlett Dental Station in Bartlett, Illinois, is happy to explain sleep apnea.
To begin, sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that strikes while you are sleeping, and your breathing is difficult or interrupted as you sleep. The sleeping disorder can happen to anyone, no matter their age. However, more adults are prone to sleep apnea then children. The adults over forty or who are overweight are usually the most likely to develop this condition. Sleep apnea can also occur in people with a long history of sleep apnea or people with huge tonsils, large tongues, or very small jaws. If you suffer from any nasal obstructions such as a deviated septum, allergies or any sinus problems, you can also be at risk for sleep apnea.
If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a host of problems that could have been avoided. These health problems include:
-high blood pressure
-heart failure or heart attacks
-worsening of ADHD
These health problems can lead to fatal results in many cases, which is why treating your sleep apnea is always ideal.
If you are ready to treat your sleep apnea, please call us today at 630-837-2779 to set up a consultation. Our team understands this condition and is happy to let you know which treatment may be right for you.