What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition that transpires when your throat is relaxed during your sleep. This causes your tongue to fall back into the airway, creating a blockage that makes you stop breathing several times at night.
Due to the fact sleep apnea obstructs your airway, your body signals your brain to wake up and gasp for air repeatedly throughout the night. This can happen hundreds of times each night, but unfortunately, you won’t remember doing so. This will then lead to not having enough quality sleep, affecting your lifestyle, and having serious health consequences.
Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
While snoring and gasping for air are the most common signs of sleep apnea, there are other signs you should look out for. Such signs include:
- Morning headache
- Low libido
- Mood changes
- Recent weight gain
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty in completely simple tasks
If you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to call our Everett office at (425) 341-1111 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Webley.
How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health
If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can lead to serious health consequences. Such consequences include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Depression and anxiety
- High blood pressure
Dr. Webley offers free sleep assessments that can diagnose your sleep disorder. Seeking professional treatment can help alleviate your symptoms and improve your sleep quality while also preventing further complications. Call our Everett office to schedule your free assessment at (425) 341-1111.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
At Just Smile Dental, Dr. Webley is proud to offer treatments to alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. The treatments we offer include:
- TMJ Treatment
- Intra Oral Devices
- Trigger Point Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
Sleep apnea is dangerous because it deprives you of getting the sleep you need and the oxygen your brain needs. Sleep apnea becomes dangerous the longer you leave it untreated as it can worsen your health. For this reason, Dr. Webley strongly recommends conducting a sleep assessment to receive the correct diagnosis and treatment you need. Call our Everett office at (425) 341-1111 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Webley.
A sleep assessment, also known as a sleep study, is an overnight test conducted by Dr. Webley. The test will record your body’s activity during sleep. Such activities include bran wave pattern, heart, and breathing rate, the oxygen level in your blood, etc. Afterward, Dr. Webley will use the test to diagnose your sleep disorder.
Sleep apnea can’t be cured, although the treatments can help alleviate your symptoms while also preventing further health complications. Our treatment can help you get the quality sleep you need. To learn more about the treatments we offer, call our Everett office at (425) 341-1111 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Alleviate Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms Today
Not only does sleep apnea affect your sleep, but it can also affect your daily life. If you believe you may be suffering from sleep apnea, contact our Everett office at (425) 341-1111 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Webley. You can also fill out our online contact form and one of our staff will be happy to assist you. We’re proud to provide services to Edmonds, Marysville, Lynnwood, Silver Firs, and many more!