Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can result in a number of serious health issues. Sleep apnea is when breathing stops during the night.
Commonly, obstructive sleep apnea is marked by symptoms such as snoring, daytime sleepiness, and gasping or choking during sleep. Other symptoms that can interfere with your daily life include:
- Chronic headaches
- Dry mouth and sore throat
- Mood swings
- General fatigue
Health Risks of Sleep Apnea
A good, restful night’s sleep is essential for proper functioning. If you are suffering from OSA, your productivity at work can suffer. So too can your personal and business relationships. These problems are large enough on their own, but there are other important health concerns as well.
Untreated, obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to health issues including:
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Sudden death
In fact, a recent study conducted by The Mayo Clinic found that people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea are much more likely to die from heart irregularities even hours after waking. This makes the prompt treatment of sleep apnea in Calgary crucial to your long term health.
How We Can Help
Thousands of Canadians suffer from sleep apnea without knowing it. Snoring is an important symptom that might mean you have sleep apnea.
Calgary dentist Dr. Gordon Chee has years of experience helping people with sleep apnea and can refer you to a sleep physician to be evaluated. Dr. Chee generally recommends a treatment for snoring that can help open your airways, increase optimal oxygen flow, and restore a restful night’s sleep.
You deserve a good night’s sleep. Dr. Chee can customize a sleep apnea treatment plan that provides you the support you need to improve your sleep and your health for years to come. Call 403-543-4600 or contact Aesthetic Dental Studio online to begin exploring treatment options for OSA. Dr. Chee serves patients throughout Alberta, including Calgary, Cochrane and more.