Obstructive sleep apnea can have a serious impact on your life, but not in a good way. If you or someone close to you has it, give us a call at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN.
The most direct impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is on the quality of daily life. Since it decreases the quality of sleep, people with OSA are usuallly tired all day long. Difficulty concentrating is affected, along with memory and mood.
There is also a higher risk of an accident: while driving, in the workplace, or around the house.
OSA is a disruption of breathing during sleep. Oxygen levels in the blood decrease, and the brain is deprived of an adequate supply. It puts a strain on the heart. People with OSA have higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, and stroke.
OSA is the most common form of sleep apnea, but there are others: central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea.
A device called CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) has long been considered the most effective treatment for sleep apnea. Oral devices and changes in lifestyle can also help.
At Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN we specialize in sleep apnea and its treatment. If you think that you or someone you love has OSA, give us a call to schedule an appointment today!