How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Body

How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Body

August 30, 2018

Do you or a loved one frequently wake up gasping for breath? Feel like you never actually get a full night’s sleep? You may be suffering from a common condition known as “sleep apnea”! In fact, an estimated 5,400,000 Canadian adults have been diagnosed or at high risk for developing sleep apnea. Have you already been diagnosed and are looking for sleep apnea treatment in Saskatoon, SK? Schedule your consultation with our sleep apnea dentist today.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder which involves a patient’s airway becoming obstructed. When the airway is obstructed, patients don’t receive enough oxygen to their lungs, brain and other parts of the body. The result can often be life debilitating symptoms that truly take the joy out of life. Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Loud Snoring
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Loud Breathing
  • Gasping for Breath
  • Dry Mouth
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Weight Gain
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability

Prior to sleep apnea treatment, it is important to visit a medical professional for a sleep study. A sleep study can help determine whether you suffer from sleep apnea and how bad the condition is if you do. Depending upon the sleep study, different treatment options may be recommended. At Wheatland Dental we require a sleep study before any treatment is provided.

Sleep Apnea Complications

Sleep apnea not only affect day-to-day life, but it can also have a big impact on your future and overall health over time. Those that neglect to treat sleep apnea are at higher risk for:

  • Depression
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Liver Complications
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke

Schedule Sleep Apnea Treatment in Saskatoon, SK Today

Think that you or a loved one would benefit from our Saskatoon sleep apnea therapy? Schedule an appointment with Wheatland Dental today! We are always accepting new patients and would be happy to determine if our sleep apnea therapy in Saskatoon is right for you.

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