If you hold your breath long enough, you eventually start to feel light-headed, dizzy, and overall just flushed. Those with sleep apnea unknowingly experience this various times throughout the night. Sleep apneics experience interruptions in their normal breathing patterns, sometimes hundreds of times each night. They literally stop breathing. Each episode can last anywhere from 10-60 seconds, sometimes longer. While seconds may not seem like much, add them up over the course of a few months and the seconds can add up to many hours. That’s hours of time that the vital organs of your body are deprived of oxygen. For this reason and many others, it’s important that all sleep apneics be fitted with the proper sleep apnea treatment. Contact Dr. Dunayer for help with your snoring and other symptoms today.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
There are three different types of sleep apnea, but the most common type is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sufferers with this condition stop breathing during sleep because of some sort of physical blockage, usually due to the soft palate collapsing.
While Dr. Dunayer does not diagnose you with sleep apnea, with the help of a sleep physician, you can be properly diagnosed. Dr. Dunayer will then work with you, using his skills as a sleep dentist, to find the right treatment that keeps you sleeping soundly at night.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
The symptoms of such a serious condition are not very alarming, which unfortunately means that the condition goes undiagnosed and untreated in many patients. Some of the most commonly seen sleep apnea symptoms include:
- Waking up feeling tired
- Daytime drowsiness
- Lack of energy
- Morning headaches and/or migraines
If you suffer from any of these conditions and have yet to find a permanent cure, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
The Answers and Treatment You Need in Rockland County
Remember that sleep apnea is a potentially deadly disease, especially if left untreated for a long period of time. If you suffer from any of the common sleep apnea symptoms, it’s important that you get the sleep apnea treatment you need to ensure that you are healthy not only at night but for the rest of your life. For help with sleep apnea in the West Nyack, NY area, be sure to contact our Rockland County dental office at (845) 627-7645.