At the Center for TMJ & Sleep Apnea Solutions NW, we want to help people who suffer from sleep apnea and snoring. It is always concerning when sleep apnea is not properly diagnosed or left untreated. Obstructive sleep apnea can lead to a number of problems with your overall health, one in particular is aggressive heart disease.
Do you or a loved one snore? People who snore often are unaware until a family member complains about the noise they hear every night. Snoring is caused when air flows past tissues in your throat that vibrate. Almost everyone snores at some point, especially if they are congested or have a common cold. The problem is when snoring is something that happens repeatedly every time you sleep. Snoring is one of the common symptoms associated with sleep apnea. You may be surprised to learn that snoring can lead to serious complications with your overall health. When you pair snoring with sleep apnea, it can be detrimental to your health if left untreated.
We don’t know about you, but we are so excited to see the arrival of spring. This means that summer is right around the corner! Even though we can be excited about the brighter days and the warmer weather, unfortunately, there is always the chance that you or a loved one will become ill. While we aren’t having the same issues as this time three years ago, people are still getting sick for a variety of reasons. This may leave people who suffer from sleep apnea wondering if their symptoms will return or worsen when they aren’t feeling the greatest.
At the Center for TMJ & Sleep Solutions NW, we do everything we can to improve the sleep quality of our patients who are suffering from sleep apnea. While we encourage patients to follow our treatment recommendations, there are certain things you can do in your daily life to help improve your symptoms and not experience any setbacks with your treatment. It may be beneficial to evaluate your eating habits and make any necessary changes. There are certain foods that may be negatively impacting your quality of sleep and can aggravate your sleep apnea symptoms.
Now that we have successfully made it through the first month of 2021 and all the craziness of the holiday season and new year are over, now is the perfect time for a reset to focus on yourself and your health. There is no better area to focus on than your sleep habits and sleep patterns. Sleep is essential to your overall health, both physical and mental. It affects so many areas of your daily life, from energy, to weight loss or weight gain and mood.
An article in Sleep, a publication that is put out by the Sleep Research Society, discussed a sleep study that had some interesting findings on how lack of sleep affects behaviors in some profound ways. I’d like to share this with you not only to shed light on the importance of sleep therapy, but also to help you understand your symptoms better. Read on to find out more.