Odds are, you or someone you know snores on occasion or even nightly. If you are male and overweight, you are at a higher risk for snoring and this can usually worsen with age. Although this is a common condition, snoring can be a symptom of obstructed breathing or sleep apnea. With breathing pauses greater than 10 seconds, you will have lower amounts of oxygen in your blood. Your heart then has to work harder and in conclusion, untreated sleep apnea can create many medical problems.
Getting enough sleep, at least six hours per night for adults, is a critical aspect of upholding your health. As many studies with intense researching have shown, sleep apnea shortens your life. A sobering fact is that it causes brain damage, heart problems, high blood pressure, and more. Your disturbances in breathing cause hormonal and chemical imbalances and inflammation. This can lead to an increased risk of heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, and heart failure. These all decrease your overall health and with nightly interferences on your rest, your job performance, mental ability, physical function, and more is negatively impacted.
Please, do not take your snoring or possibility for sleep apnea lightly- you can live a long and healthy life with proper healthcare as well as snoring and sleep apnea treatment in Moorpark, California. You are invited to call Moorpark Smiles Dental at 805-553-1980, so our team can help arrange your visit with our dentist, Dr. Paul Takemoto.