Negative Effects of Sleep Apnea

Snoring Can Be a Serious Health Risk

You might be seeking treatment to stop snoring because it can be an embarrassing problem or it could be bothering a loved one and taking away from their good night’s sleep. However, did you know that snoring can be a serious risk to your health? Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that occurs when your breathing is interrupted during sleep, depriving your brain of its vital oxygen supply. If you want to stop snoring and take control of your health, you should seek snoring treatment in Hahira, GA with Dr. Kit Robinson.

Why Do I Snore?

If you snore, you are one of more than the estimated 80 million people in North America who do so. Snoring is usually caused when the soft tissues in the back of your throat start to collapse, making your airway smaller. This blockage makes it harder for air to pass through and the vibration of the air passing over the soft tissues creates the loud snoring noises. You should seek treatment to stop snoring but also avoid excess weight gain, excessive alcohol consumption, and taking certain sleep aides or sedatives to cut down on your risk of snoring.

Negative Effects of Sleep Apnea

If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure and put you at a higher risk of heart failure and stroke. You might not even be aware that you could be waking up hundreds of times a night to reset your breathing. This constant waking does not allow your body to enter into a deep sleep. Living with severe fatigue can lead to problems functioning at work or school, operating machinery, and even complicate driving a car. Sleep apnea can also cause complications while taking medications or undergoing surgery. Be sure to discuss any sleep apnea symptoms with your doctor before any major procedures.

Do not keep your health at risk any longer. To stop snoring, seek snoring treatment in Hahira, GA with Dr. Robinson. Call us at your earliest convenience to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.