There are many risks involved when sleep apnea goes untreated, considering it’s a sleeping disorder that affects many Americans’ nights. This condition is often the result of symptoms left untreated or health problems causing you to have a restless night. Dr. Bradley Bath and our professionals in Evansville, Indiana, want to help you get back to a peaceful night’s rest by treating these symptoms of sleep apnea.
The two types of sleep apnea include central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is the result of the brain being unable to send breathing signals to the necessary muscles. Obstructive sleep apnea is when there is something blocking the airway, typically soft tissue that doesn’t bother you during the day but blocks the airway when laying down.
Sleep apnea risks can lead to many health problems if left untreated. This includes risk of depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, irregular heartbeat, and/or possible stroke or heart attack. Doctors have found risk factors include people that are overweight, men and women over 40 years old, those with nasal congestion issues (allergies, deviated septum, sinus problems, etc.), or a history of family sleep apnea.
Cross Pointe Dental wants to help you get back to a better and healthier lifestyle without sleep apnea disrupting your sleep. Give us a call at 812-476-6064 to set up a consultation or appointment at our office in Evansville, Indiana, today!