Posted on 10/15/2017 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
Sleep apnea can be dangerous, though not a lot of people know that. A lot of people that have this condition do not even know that they have it, either.
This is because the condition can go unknown for years and the person thinks that they either have something else, or are just not sleeping as well as they used to.
However, when the symptoms of sleep apnea are present, it is important to speak with a dental sleep specialist to find out how to get diagnosed. With their help, the person can reduce the chances of something dangerous happening, while also increasing their chances of having a restful night's sleep.
Be Aware of These Sleep Apnea Dangers
It increases the chances of other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure in some patients.
It makes you more dangerous while you're driving down the road, due to not having enough sleep at night.
Weight gain is also common because it brings along depression.
Asthma in patients is often seen, and when sleep apnea is treated, they find that they have fewer asthma attacks.
Extreme sleep deprivation can cause further sicknesses and problems in a patient. Sleep is required to be healthy.
Speak with a Dental Sleep Specialist
It is important to speak with a dental sleep specialist here. They can provide more information about not only the dangers of sleep apnea, but ways to be treated after a diagnosis. Living a healthier, happier life is always the goal. Allow our professionals to work with you to get you back on a better sleeping schedule again, without the problems that have been happening.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (212) 287-2483 today.
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