Understanding Sleep Apnea

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If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you are not alone. There are thousands of people who suffer from sleep apnea, many of which may not even realize it. In many cases, sleep apnea is often ignored or disregarded as a simple case of snoring. However, if sleep apnea is left untreated, your condition can lead to other life-threatening conditions, like high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure or heart attack, depression, irritability, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects you while you sleep. Sleep apnea causes you to lose oxygen as you sleep. Your body stops breathing while you sleep, which keeps oxygen from flowing to the essential parts of the body. Sleep apnea can be caused by either a blockage in the airway or by the brain failing to send signals to your muscles to allow you to breathe. Dr. Groover can help you identify the cause of your sleep apnea and may recommend some treatment options to help you and your specific condition.

Depending on the severity of the condition, sleep apnea treatments include losing weight, avoiding sleeping medications, using special dental devises, and, for extreme cases, surgery. However, the best way to begin treatment of your sleep apnea, would be to come into Groover Family Dentistry and talk to Dr. Groover first. Let us take care of your sleep apnea today by giving us a call at 912-354-9541. Dr. Groover is here to help you with any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care, so you can go back to enjoying a peaceful sleep you deserve.