If you snore and stop breathing sometimes up to hundreds of times a night, you may suffer from a very common, though serious medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The word "apnea"is Greek and literally means "without breath."In addition to OSA, there is also Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), in which the airway is not blocked, but the brain actually fails to signal your muscles to breathe. The third type of sleep apnea is mixed sleep apnea, which, as its name implies, is a combination of OSA and CSA.
Regardless of which type you have the severity of the apnea, you must have this condition treated as it can lead to a whole host of medical problems including these sleep apnea signs and symptoms:
- Memory problems
- Sore throat
- Gastric reflux
- High blood pressure
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
Sleep apnea also affects your partner. While sleeping next to you, your partner may be awakened by your gasping for air. This can be frightening. Some sleep apneics stop breathing for several seconds and up to hundreds of times per night. Driving after a night of interrupted sleep is dangerous; operating machinery is also very dangerous. If you think you may suffer from OSA, CSA or a combination, you should see a dentist who specializes in treating this disorder immediately.
Gurnee, Illinois sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Ira Shapira, has helped countless people from all over the country who have suffered with this condition for years, if not decades. Dr. Shapira created the IHATECPAP! website and forum for dentists and sufferers to share their stories and treatment successes. CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) has been the gold standard of sleep apnea treatment, but nowadays there are so many more comfortable, convenient and effective methods of treating this dangerous condition. Come see what Dr. Shapira has to offer. Effective treatment of sleep apnea can change your life forever.
To learn more about sleep apnea and its treatment, please contact Dr. Ira Shapira in Gurnee, Illinois today. Why suffer another night of interrupted sleep that may make you very sick and disturb your partner's sleep? You need not suffer any longer.