The most common form of sleep breathing disorders is called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea’s symptoms include snoring, halting breathing, and tiredness, among others. It can also lead to much more serious issues such as cardiovascular diseases and chronic sleep deprivation. Fortunately, there are several highly effective treatment options that can help you sleep better and reduce the risk of complications.
Even though it is a sleeping condition, sleep apnea has an effect on many areas of your life. Since your body uses sleep to restore itself after the previous day’s efforts. Your brain uses this time to clean out the waste materials it produced through the work of the previous day. A sleep disorder such as sleep apnea disrupts that cleaning by disrupting your sleep.
A sleep disorder like sleep apnea also causes sleep deprivation, which causes many more issues than you might imagine. It causes over 100 billion dollars of loss from workplace accidents, increased healthcare costs, production loss, and vehicle crashes. Additionally, family life and social life are both affected negatively. Sleep apnea also raises the chances for increased family problems and even divorce.
Since so many of these issues caused by sleep apnea negatively affect your quality of life, it is incredibly important to treat it properly. A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine, or CPAP, is the most effective and most common treatment for sleep apnea. A dental appliance that pulls the jaw forward can also open the airway, and surgery is an option for cases that can’t be treated with other options.
To learn more about sleep apnea and what we can do to treat it, please contact Pacific Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Glendale, California, for your consultation.