If you have poor quality of sleep, it could be a serious condition called sleep apnea. Contact our Victoria, TX, dental office today to find out more information about sleep apnea and snoring treatment.
What You Should Know about
There is one very important difference between sleep apnea and other less serious sleep disorders: people with sleep apnea actually quit breathing while they’re asleep. And it doesn’t just happen once. It’s common for sleep apnea sufferers to stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. Often, they’re completely unaware that it’s happening.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a person’s airway muscles relax and the soft palate and tongue collapse, blocking the person’s airway. This results in very loud snoring and periods of not breathing at all. People with sleep apnea typically wake up after an episode, and that means that their sleep is routinely disrupted.
It’s estimated that 20% of adults are living with sleep apnea, although few of them have actually been diagnosed. This condition increases the person’s risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, acid reflux, diabetes, and experiencing vehicle-related accidents.
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To schedule your free sleep consultation with Dr. Rivera, contact our Victoria, TX, office today.