So Much More Than Snoring
Sure, snoring is one of the most common sleep apnea indicators, but there’s more to this condition than you might think. When you’re snoring away at night, there’s a chance that you also stop breathing. Some people do this repeatedly, even stopping breathing for up to two solid minutes without even realizing it. This could also be the reason you’re waking up with the same symptoms each morning.
Sleep apnea and snoring can also lead to oxygen deprivation and an unwanted drop in your blood oxygen levels, causing your blood pressure to rise and adding more stress on your cardiovascular system. And you know that tired feeling you can’t seem to shake each day? It could be because sleep apnea actually deprives your body of the ability to properly enter REM sleep, the stage of rest that provides energy to our brains and bodies while also repairing and regrowing body tissue.
All of these issues combined can lead to other health issues that you might not associate with sleep apnea, such as:
- Nighttime chest pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Chronic fatigue
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- TMJ disorder
- Difficulty concentrating
- High blood pressure
The list goes on. However, you don’t have to struggle with sleep apnea in Lewisburg. You’ve got Union Dental Health.