Sleep Apnea Downey CA
Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder where you are unable to sleep properly. Your breathing is consistently stopped at intervals due to breathing problems. It presents a serious issue for patients as they are required to sleep with their mouth open since their nasal cavity or throat is blocked. Due to this, sleep apnea patients consistently experience a dry mouth which can affect oral health. At Downey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we have medical experts who can assist you to correct the breathing complications and ensure that you have a good night's sleep and prevent oral problems. Sleep apnea has some other serious complications, in addition to affecting your oral health.
The frequent waking up during the night associated with sleep apnea makes restorative sleep difficult for many people. You are therefore most likely to feel irritable, fatigued and drowsy. Many patients have a problem maintaining concentration and can find themselves falling asleep at school, work, or even while driving. These factors can also make some people become depressed, moody and quick-tempered. In children, they can exhibit behavioral problems and perform poorly in school.
Heart Complications or High Blood Pressure
When you have sleep apnea, you can experience sudden drops of oxygen levels in the blood. This can increase blood pressure and, in the process, put more pressure on your cardiovascular system. Obstructive sleep apnea in particular increases your chances of developing high blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal heartbeat, and even stroke.
Type Two Diabetes
When you have sleep apnea you are at risk of developing type two diabetes. You may have interrupted sleep patterns where you pause breathing for a period of about ten seconds; this can occur over 100 times per night. When you are resistant to insulin, your blood sugar is not broken down effectively in the body. Sleep apnea is also likely to bring about a metabolic syndrome which is a disorder that includes high blood pressure, high risk of heart disease, as well as having high blood sugar.
Surgery Complications and Medication
When you are taking certain medications and general anesthesia has been administered you are likely to have obstructive sleep apnea. Those who have sleep apnea conditions are likely to have more issues after they have undergone surgery. This is because they are prone to breathing problems after sedation and lying on their back. Talk to the surgeon about your sleep apnea condition prior to taking any new medications or undergoing surgery.
If you snore loudly then your sleeping partner might fail to have a good night's sleep. In many instances, many will move to another room so that they can rest.
Our dental team here at Downey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will work towards keeping you well rested at night. We will ensure that we treat your sleep apnea condition. We can offer you an oral appliance to help with your sleep apnea. Call us at 562-459-3311 to book an appointment.