12 Dangers of Sleep Apnea You Should Know
Could sleep apnea kill you? Yes!
More than 30 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, yet as many as 90% of people are undiagnosed and untreated!
Worse, an estimated 50,000 people die each year due to sleep-apnea-related causes.
These dangers of sleep apnea include:
– Heart attack
– Fatigue-related accidents
– High blood pressure
– Weight gain
– Memory problems
– Depression, irritability and mood swings
– Type 2 diabetes
– Metabolic syndrome
– Complications while under anesthesia
– Liver problems
In fact, sleep deprivation, drowsiness and fatigue are beginning to outstrip alcohol as a cause of vehicle accidents.
Don’t ignore the dangers of sleep apnea.
Lighthouse Dental can help!
Ask us about Oral Appliance Therapy
– a remarkable and much-less obtrusive alternative to CPAP treatment for sleep apnea. The oral appliance is a small, custom-fit device, much like a retainer, that gently shifts the lower jaw forward slightly to open up your airway. It’s such a simple solution to help you sleep better and enjoy life again.