The risks of sleep apnea are much more serious than simply being tired and groggy all of the time. Sleep is an extremely important aspect of our lives that every single one of us requires, and when your natural sleep rhythm is disrupted, the complications aren't anything to scoff at.
Complications of Sleep Apnea
By now you understand the causes of sleep apnea and what happens to your body to cause that disruption. When our body lacks the necessary sleep that it needs, certain serious issues can arise and affect your lifestyle. The risks associated with sleep apnea are:
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Increased ADHD
Sleep apnea can also causes your to perform poorly during daily activities. Work, school, and driving requires you to be at full attention and when you are groggy your demeanor and critical thinking will suffer.
Sleep Apnea Solutions
As with any kind of sleep disorder, sleep apnea is not easy to overcome without professional guidance and treatment. Dr. Hedgecock at Sleep Better Austin has years of experience improving the sleep habits of the Austin community. CPAP therapy helps to regulate your breathing, and if you aren't keen on wearing a mask at night, oral appliance therapy is a specialized mouthpiece that keeps your airflow unobstructed. If neither of those options are for you, Dr. Hedgecock can perform Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery (MMA) or soft palate surgery to tighten the soft tissues that block the airflow and causes you to snore.
At Sleep Better Austin, we want everybody be able to enjoy a good night of sleep, every single night. The improvements to your overall health will noticeably increase and the risks of long-term sleep apnea will decrease. It's never too late to receive care for your sleep disorder!