If you or a loved one is snoring all night, then we have news for you. Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea, which could be a threat to your overall health. To help you understand more about sleep apnea, our our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Fullmer, Ryser and Stosich with Aspire Surgical in Draper, Utah, are happy to assist you.
In a nutshell, sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that strikes while you are sleeping, and your breathing is difficult or interrupted. This disorder can happen to anyone, no matter their age. However, adults over forty and overweight are more likely to develop sleep apnea then children. Sleep apnea can also become present in people with a long history of sleep apnea or people with oversized tonsils, large tongues, or very small jaws. Also, if you suffer from any nasal obstructions such as a deviated septum, allergies, or any sinus problems, you can also be at risk for sleep apnea conditions.
Sleep apnea can lead to a host of problems that could have been avoided if left untreated. These health problems may include:
-heart failure or heart attacks
-high blood pressure
-worsening of ADHD
These health problems can lead to fatal results in many cases, which is why treating your sleep apnea is essential to your total health.
If you need help with your sleep apnea, or if you would like to come in for a consultation to seek treatment, then our team is happy to help you! You can call our office at 801-576-5910 to make an appointment and let us help you with your sleep apnea care.