Getting Help for Your Sleep Apnea
"A third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep," says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not getting the sleep you need can be linked to many diseases, which is why it's important to contact Dr. Janette Williams of Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, OH, to learn more about sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is an SRBD, sleep-related breathing disorder that affects a person's respiratory airflow. Soft tissue, like the tongue, interrupts breathing, which vibrates and results in snoring as well. The tissue at the back of your throat collapses while you're asleep causing the windpipe to be partially closed off.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the upper airway is blocked and significant airflow disruption occurs, complete blockage of airflow may result as well. Sleep apnea makes it difficult to sleep and people suffer from micro-arousals that prevent deep sleep.
Need to know more about lack of sleep from Montgomery Dental Care?
More than 160 million people reported feeling drowsy while driving, according to the National Sleep Foundation's 2005 Sleep in America poll.
Not getting enough sleep isn't just important for your health but for the well-fare of others. Don't drive your children to school if you're tired. If you fall asleep behind the wheel, you'll end up endangering yourself and others.
There are many diseases that are linked to a lack of sleep, so make sure you ask your Cincinnati doctor about how he can help you cope with or treat certain illnesses to improve the quality of your sleep.
What are a few examples of conditions that affect sleep?
- Heart disease
Do you need to consult a doctor?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your health and would like to know if you are suffering from sleep apnea, contact your Cincinnati, OH, dentist Dr. Janette Williams of Montgomery Dental Care at (513) 793-5703.