Sleep apnea is defined as a slowing down or stopping of airflow, directly impacting sleep quality. A person who suffers from sleep apnea never reaches the stage of deep sleep, which is necessary to keep our bodies healthy and energized.
Contrary to popular belief, sleep disorders don’t just affect people who are overweight.
Factors that may lead to sleep disorders:
- Small or retraced lower jaw
- Certain medications (especially those taken to control stress or anxiety)
- Children with oversized tonsils
Sleep apnea is also linked to intense snoring, chronic fatigue, headaches, memory loss and mood swings. When the condition worsens, significant health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, and thyroid and cardiovascular problems can arise.
If you think you may suffer from sleep apnea, call us today for an appointment. At Centre Dentaire Delongchamp, our staff will be happy to explain the various treatment options available.
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