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Sleep Apnea Causes Some Surprising Health Risks

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Solutions 2 | Dr. Cavendish - Phoenix, AZ Dentist

Is your spouse’s loud snoring keeping you awake at night, or are you the one snoring all night long? Sleep apnea is a common cause of snoring. Worse, there are a number of health risks that come along with this disorder.

By calling Dr. Cavendish today at 602-842-6504, you can schedule an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. With his expert training, you can finally get the sleep you need.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a medical condition where you have trouble breathing while you sleep. That’s why you snore so badly. Your windpipe is desperately trying to keep air flowing. For some people, it’s caused by the throat muscles relaxing so much that they close your airway. Others simply stop breathing for some reason.

The symptoms to look out for include the following:

  • Loud and chronic snoring
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Waking up feeling exhausted and unrested
  • Trouble paying attention at work or school
  • Chronic fatigue

If you have any of these symptoms, call our Phoenix, AZ dental office today. Dr. Cavendish can give you a home sleep test. You wear a small device for one night, and it analyzes your sleep patterns for sleep apnea signs.

Health Risks Caused By Sleep Apnea

No one gets the sleep they need these days. That means sleep apnea is no big deal, right? Unfortunately, this condition increases your risk for several important health problems.

– IRRITABILITY AND DEPRESSION

It’s normal to be a bit irritable and cranky when you miss a lot of sleep. But with sleep apnea, you’re usually getting too little sleep. At first, this can make you irritable. If this continues, that irritability will change into depression.

That’s why you need to call our Phoenix, AZ dental office today for a sleep apnea consultation. Dr. Cavendish can help you get a home sleep test and then treat your sleep apnea. This way, you can get the rest everyone needs to avoid moodiness.

– HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART DISEASE

When you’re not breathing right, your body becomes starved for oxygen. There’s always some of that in your blood, so your heart starts to beat much harder to push that limited oxygen to all parts of your body. Such work increases your risk of heart disease and increases your blood pressure.

Call us today at 602-842-6504 to schedule your appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Not only can Dr. Cavendish help with snoring, he can stop sleep apnea from stressing your cardiovascular system.

– AUTO ACCIDENTS

You know how you have trouble focusing when you’re exhausted? Sleep apnea keeps you exhausted most of the day, if not the whole thing. That means your lack of focus can kick in while driving. People who suffer from sleep apnea will have a higher chance of getting in a car accident.

By calling our Phoenix, AZ dental office today, you can get an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Dr. Cavendish has the specialized training to help you get the rest you need. This way, you can drive much more safely.

– SLEEP BEHAVIOR

When you have sleep apnea, you’re waking up repeatedly during the night. But since you start breathing again almost immediately, you’re not really waking up. In this weird space between awake and asleep, you could have sleep behaviors like sleep talking, sleep walking, sleep eating, and more.

Rather than risk injury, you need to call Dr. Cavendish today for sleep apnea treatment. This way, you can spend the night asleep in bed like you should.

How Dr. Cavendish Can Treat Sleep Apnea

A dentist is trained in much more than taking care of your teeth. Dr. Cavendish can offer you an oral appliance. You wear this small, comfortable device over your teeth at night. It shifts your jaw just enough to help keep your airway open while you sleep.

Call us TODAY at 602-842-6504 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment for sleep apnea. With a home sleep test from Dr. Cavendish, you can finally understand whether that bad snoring really is sleep apnea. Once you have that knowledge, an oral appliance from our Phoenix, AZ dental office could be just what you need.