Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you are to understand the benefits of sleep apnea treatment available to patients of Jack Fong, DDS in Amarillo, TX, it is important to understand the risks of the condition. As your preferred dentist in Amarillo, Dr. Fong wants our patients to recognize the seriousness of sleep apnea, or OSA, and realize the importance of obtaining sleep apnea treatment. That begins with a look at OSA.
Sleep Apnea and You
In brief, OSA is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and what that means is your breathing is obstructed by the soft tissues of your throat as you sleep. You are unaware of the dangers you are in, even if you know you are someone who snores. As it occurs, OSA actually stops your breathing and you then gasp for air – often not waking enough to know it happened.
However, those with the condition are often very tired each day and suffering from health issues directly related to their OSA. This means that one of the key benefits of sleep apnea treatment is that it reduces or eliminates the risks of such issues.
For example, those who struggle with untreated OSA are at a substantially higher risk for a heart attack or stroke. How much higher? It is said that one of the benefits of sleep apnea treatment is that it reduces these risks by 64%. Treatment also helps to reduce high blood pressure, support healthy heart rhythm, improve the health of those with Type 2 diabetes and combat day time fatigue and even depression.
Further benefits include improved circulation, weight loss, day time performance in work or life, better mental health and even reduced occurrence of headache.
Contact Our Amarillo Dentist Office to Learn More About the Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you have OSA? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Amarillo, TX office at 806-353-8184. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.