Health effects of Sleep Apnea
Snore so loud you keep your wife up? Do you need to take a nap in the afternoon and generally feel tired throughout the day? You may be one of more than 10 million Americans that suffer needlessly from undiagnosed sleep apnea. With this condition, you stop breathing many times throughout your night. Try holding your breathe for just 30 seconds. Not very easy, is it? Many sleep apnea suffers are observed to have breathing lapses of over a minute at a time, many times throughout the night.
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that significantly raises your risks of heart attack, stroke, depression, GERD, erectile dysfunction and driving impairment and motor vehicle accidents. When you stop breathing in your sleep you are starving your entire body of the oxygen that it needs to remain healthy.
Snoring, gasping and breathe holding during sleep are some of the more common signs of sleep apnea. If you are a loud snorer, or your partner says you stop breathing at times during your sleep please call our office to learn more about the serious health risks of untreated sleep apnea and how Fresno Snoring & Sleep Therapy can help you breath healthfully and sleep more soundly and quietly.