Sleep apnea is a serious condition, and by one count, more than eighteen million Americans have it. Other studies indicate there are many more who have gone undiagnosed. If you think you may be among them, Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN can help.
People with obstructive sleep apnea stop breathing as they sleep, because their airways become blocked. The pauses in breathing may last for a few seconds, or could last up to a minute. It may occur a couple of times during the night, but can happen a hundred or more times in severe cases.
When people with sleep apnea wake up in the morning, they are likely to feel fatigued. Needless to say, no one is at their best when they haven’t had a proper night’s sleep. Even worse, the pauses in breathing deprive the brain and body of oxygen. This puts them at risk for serious health issues, such as:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
At Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions we provide sleep apnea treatment. The first step to being treated is an accurate diagnosis. If you think you or someone you love may have sleep apnea, call our Brentwood TN office today to schedule an appointment.