Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling exhausted even if you got a full night’s sleep? Odds are you might have been “asleep” the whole night, but your body was not. Sleep apnea not only causes snoring, but it also affects the quality of sleep you get every night. 

During an apnea event, oxygen gets blocked by relaxed tissues in the upper respiratory system, which prevents air from reaching the lungs. When this occurs, your brain attempts to wake itself from certain stages of sleep to signal the body to breathe. This can occur several times an hour, which is why you wake up feeling exhausted. 

Be a healthier you with treatment

Studies continue to pop up on the links between sleep apnea and various diseases and medical conditions. By treating sleep apnea you can protect yourself from the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity 
  • High blood pressure

Sleep apnea is linked to each condition for various reasons, which means seeking treatment is vital in maintaining optimal overall health. You don’t just lose out on sleep with sleep apnea–you negatively affect your health as well. Take charge of your sleep and health by receiving proper treatment for sleep apnea properly treated. 

Contact Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for more information on sleep apnea and what treatment options are currently available.