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 At SLEEPwell in Longview.
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 usually tired all day long. Concentration 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 SLEEPwell in Longview we have several sleep apnea treatments. We offer oral appliance therapy and combined treatment, and it’s helped people throughout Gladewater, Hallsville, and New Diana. Please call to schedule an appointment today!