Millions of Americans have sleep apnea, a condition that leads to serious health issues if it isn’t treated. At Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN, we provide effective treatment.
Sleep apnea happens, as the name indicates, during sleep. Breathing is interrupted, sometimes many times, depriving the brain of oxygen. There are three forms of sleep apnea:
- Obstrutive sleep apnea, or OSA, is the most common. Soft tissue in the back of the throat collase and block the airway. Oxyen deprivation can result in abormal heart rhythms, as well as poor sleep.
- Central sleep apnea is when the brain doesn’t communicate properly with the muscles that control breathing. It happens most often in people with a neuromuscular disease.
- Complex sleep apnea is combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
Possible Consequences of Sleep Apnea
One of the consequences of sleep apnea is daytime fatigue. You might fall asleep at work, or become more vulnerable to automobile or other accidents.
In addition you are at risk of:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Liver problems
Fortunately sleep apnea is a treatable condition. At Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN we specialize in sleep apnea and its treatment. If you think you or a loved one has sleep apnea, give us a call to schedule an appointment today!