You may not realize it if you have sleep apnea. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, an estimated 30 million people have this sleep disorder, but a majority of them have never been diagnosed.
If you suspect you may have this condition, you should get tested. We can help you get a test. Then, we can help you treat your problem at our Bryan, TX dental office, if needed. Here are three reasons why you should.
1. Stop Snoring
Loud and constant snoring is one of the more noticeable signs of obstructive sleep apnea. It’s also one that people near you (like your spouse) are more likely to notice. Call us if you hear lots of complaints about your snoring.
2. Feel Refreshed
When you wake up in the morning, you often still feel tired when you have untreated sleep apnea. You also are likely to find yourself finding daytime sleepiness and fatigue throughout the day.
3. Improve Your Health
People who have sleep apnea also are more likely to have:
- Diabetes complications
- High blood pressure
- Heart attacks
- Cardiovascular disease
That’s not a complete list, but it gives you an idea of how sleep apnea can affect your overall health. By treating your condition, you are making it easier to live your daily life.