The 6 Hidden Dangers of Snoring

man snoring

Have you been told your snoring is loud and disruptive? You could have obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, 90% of people who snore have sleep apnea. Your sleeping habits impact every aspect of your health and daily life. There is strong evidence that untreated obstructive sleep apnea can have a significant impact on your personal health. There are many side effects that come from having sleep apnea, some extremely dangerous.

 

High Blood Pressure

When you are constantly waking up in the middle of the night, your body gets stressed. This causes your hormone systems to go into overdrive, raising blood pressure levels. The oxygen in your blood drops when you can’t breathe well, which can also lead to high blood pressure.

 

Heart Disease

Heart attacks can be caused from getting a low amount of oxygen or from the stress of constantly waking up in the middle of the night. Sleep apnea disrupts how your body takes in oxygen, which makes it hard for the brain to control how blood flows throughout the body. Strokes and atrial fibrillation are also associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

 

Type 2 Diabetes

Not getting enough sleep can keep your body from using insulin properly. If your body does not properly use insulin, it could potentially lead to diabetes.

 

Weight Gain

Sleep apnea and weight gain go hand in hand. Having sleep apnea can oftentimes lead to weight gain and vice versa. When you’re overweight, you may have fatty deposits in your neck, which block breathing at night, causing you to snore. Having sleep apnea causes you to lose sleep at night. Having low energy can slow your metabolism down, allowing you to not burn as many calories as normal.

 

Mental Health Issues

Sleep apnea can affect your mental well-being. Lack of sleep can lead to crankiness, which can develop into serious anxiety or depression.

 

Related Accidents

Sleep apnea causes you to constantly wake up in the middle of the night. Not getting a good night’s sleep can cause you to be groggy and less aware. This raises your risk of falling asleep at the wheel or when operating heavy machinery.

 

Treating sleep apnea is extremely important if you want to lead a healthy lifestyle. Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Paradise Dental is hosting an Informational Evening Event to learn more about the health concerns of sleep apnea and our solutions. It will be held on October 3rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm at our office in Salem, MA. There are limited spots available so call to reserve your seat today! 781-598-3700

Leave a Replay

Office Hours

Monday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

Forever B.
I couldn't love Paradise Dental more! High tech, new facility with super friendly staff. Cindy is my hygienist and she is just awesome. Also, there hours are perfect for people who work full time! My appointment was at 7pm last night! Who loves their dentist???? This girl
Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

Dental website by progressive dental

© All Rights Reserved