The team at Perrinville Family Dentistry will be more than happy to treat your condition of sleep apnea disorder. It is a sleep disorder in which the breathing of the patient frequently stops and starts. It can also cause the patient to snore very loudly at night, causing problems for the patient’s partner as well.
People suffering from sleep apnea will often not get enough sleep. They might also experience medical conditions such as depression, bad temper, learning and memory problems, sexual dysfunction, trouble concentrating, dozing off at work or while driving. If the disease is left untreated, then it can lead to increased blood pressure, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, heart attack, anxiety, and congestive heart failure. This makes it a good idea for you to come to our office for treatment as soon as you can.
Types of Apnea You Could Develop
There are three different types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea. When sleep apnea is triggered by an obstruction in the windpipe, or by the tissue at the back of throat collapsing during sleeping, it is known as obstructive sleep apnea.
This is often associated with the relaxation of the rear muscles in an individual’s throat. The primary function of these muscles is to support and maintain the tissues in the mouth. When these muscles relax, so the tissues are no longer supported and will ‘cave in’ toward the back of the throat.
The second type is central sleep apnea, which is the less common of the two. It happens when the brain is not succeeding in conveying messages to the right muscles. As a result, the muscles will not initiate the breathing process.
Sleep apnea usually only prevents the patient from breathing for a short time. However, the patient might wake up as a result. This can lead to frequent sleepless nights, and this can cause further complications.
Sleep apnea is a potentially severe medical condition. The unexpected fall of the levels of oxygenated blood during sleep apnea elevates the blood pressure of the individual and strains the cardiovascular system. There are high chances of developing high blood pressure with obstructive sleep apnea. The patient might experience uneven heartbeats, which is known as atrial fibrillation. If an individual is suffering from heart disease, then incidents of poorly oxygenated blood can lead to unexpected death as a result of the irregular and uneven heartbeat.
People might experience different difficulties after going through important surgical processes. They might have trouble breathing, particularly after anesthetized treatments and while laying on their backs. Snoring at high volume can also deprive your partner of getting a good night’s sleep. It is not rare for a spouse to go and sleep in another room just so that they can get enough sleep at night. The good news is that our team of experienced experts are on hand to help you overcome your sleep apnea problems.
For more information on sleep apnea, feel free to contact Perrinville Family Dentistry at (425) 616-0620 today. Our team looks forward to hearing from you.