Sleep Apnea Glen Burnie
Sleep apnea is commonly ignored by people throughout the United States. This stems from a lack of understanding and information about the disorder. Below we have curated a list of eleven interesting and useful facts about sleep apnea that will help you determine if you should visit a doctor.
There are three different types of sleep apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Central Sleep
Apnea, and Complex Sleep Apnea.
OSA, when left untreated, can lead to high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, stroke,
depression and many other cardiovascular problems.
Sleep apnea is linked to type 2 diabetes.
Sleep apnea is a common factor in many accidents involving cars and heavy machinery.
OSA affects people in every age group.
Besides the CPAP machine, there are many options to treating sleep apnea including weight
loss, oral appliances, not sleeping on your back, and certain lifestyle changes.
Studies estimate that around 80% of people who have sleep apnea are left undiagnosed.
Snoring and feeling excessively sleepy during the day are the two main signs of sleep apnea.
Other symptoms may include morning headaches, mood swings, trouble focusing, and dry
Increased risk factors for sleep apnea include being male, overweight, smoking, and excessive
use of alcohol.
Sleep apnea tends to be hereditary but can be combatted with lifestyle and environmental
There are many different medical procedures that can be done to cure sleep apnea, we can help provide a treatment plan that best suits you.
If you are wondering if you have sleep apnea, contact our office today for more information or to schedule your sleep apnea consultation.
Paul R. Miller, D.D.S.
Quarterfield Dental Arts
Phone: (410) 760-4445