Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?
Have you been struggling with your sleep and would love to have quality sleep? Have your family members mentioned that you snore, but you have no idea how to fix the problem? If either of these questions sound like you, you may be suffering from a common sleep condition known as sleep apnea. At TMJ & Sleep Solutions NW, we specialize in treating patients with sleep apnea. We can work with patients to provide an official diagnosis and then create a treatment plan based on their needs.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Approximately 25 million adults in the US suffer from sleep apnea, a serious condition in which individuals stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. It occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax during sleep, blocking the airway and restricting your breathing. Some people can stop breathing up to 50 times per hour! Unfortunately, there are many people who never receive an official diagnosis or get diagnosed but never receive treatment. Patients with sleep apnea may notice symptoms such as:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Waking during the night feeling like you are choking
- Morning headaches
- Restlessness during sleep and difficulty falling asleep
- Irritability and difficulty focusing
Importance of Receiving Treatment
Quality sleep is important. During periods of sleep, your body and mind recharge. When the body wakes up multiple times during the night, it can cause problems with your overall health. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea have a greater chance of experiencing hypertension, stroke, heart attack, anxiety, depression, and heart disease.
If you would like more information about sleep apnea and to become more familiar with our practice and what we can offer to you, be sure to look at our website: https://tmjsleepsolutionsnw.com/sleep-solutions-nw/
If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, we would love to help you. Be sure to contact one of our offices, which are located in Silverdale, Lynnwood, and Federal Way, WA, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon.