If you suffer from sleep apnea, it is important to seek treatment immediately. By seeking treatment for sleep apnea, you can further prevent complications with your health. Sleep is important to help keep you healthy. 

Without proper sleep, you will begin to feel the negative side effects. Untreated sleep apnea can take a major toll on every part of your life. From your sleep to your overall health, sleep apnea can negatively impact your life. Here is why you need to seek sleep apnea treatment as soon as possible.

Get a good night’s sleep 

As mentioned previously, sleep apnea causes you to wake up exhausted. Similarly, it also causes you to have inconsistent sleeping patterns every night. If you suffer from sleep apnea you might find yourself waking up at night for frequent trips to the bathroom, or even partially waking up from sleep to toss and turn. 

Whether it is partially, or fully, each time you wake up you are diminishing the quality of sleep you get each night—taking you longer to re-enter the stages of sleep needed to get a good night’s sleep. 

Wake up feeling refreshed

Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling exhausted even if you got a full night’s sleep? Odds are you might have been “asleep” the whole night, but your body was not. Sleep apnea not only causes snoring, but it also affects the quality of sleep you get every night. 

During an apnea event, oxygen gets blocked by relaxed tissues in the upper respiratory system, which prevents air from reaching the lungs. When this occurs, your brain attempts to wake itself from certain stages of sleep to signal the body to breathe. This can occur several times an hour, which is why you wake up feeling exhausted. 

Make the choice to be healthier

Now is the time to choose to be the healthiest you that you can be. Studies continue to pop up showing the different links between sleep apnea and various diseases and medical conditions. By treating sleep apnea you can protect yourself from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. 

Sleep apnea is linked to each condition for various reasons. This means it is important to seek treatment for sleep apnea to maintain optimal overall health. You don’t just lose out on sleep with sleep apnea–you negatively affect your health as well. 

Take charge of your sleep and health by receiving proper treatment for sleep apnea by contacting Dr. Sara at AZ Sleep and TMJ Solutions.