You want to be and feel your best. You exercise. You go to bed at a decent time. You even take the time to shop for good, fresh foods and prepare body-boosting meals for your family.
But if you aren’t getting the right kind of rest, no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, you just aren’t going to be your best self. In fact, if you snore or have sleep apnea, you might not just be missing sleep, you might be missing oxygen as well – and that is bad news for you – and those around you.
Risking Your Sleep = Risking Your Life
When you are sleep and oxygen deprived – the way sleep apnea sufferers are – you are not only tired, you are a danger to yourself and others.
- Driving sleep deprived is as dangerous as driving drunk – over 250,000 motorists fall asleep at the wheel, causing an annual average of 8,000 deaths and 60,000 debilitating injuries
- Sleep apnea has been shown to increase the risk of cognitive impairment or dementia
- Sleep apnea triggers the fight or flight response with each episode putting severe stress on your body and leading to higher cortisol levels
- This constant fight or flight response can also lead to heart attacks
- Sudden death during sleep is more likely in sleep apnea patients
- Because oxygen levels fall during sleep apnea episode, the blood vessels in your brain dilate, increasing your chance of clotting and stroke
- A lack of oxygen has been linked with an increased risk for the development of cancerous tumors
- The noise of sleep apnea causes bed partners to suffer from a lack of sleep leading to crankiness, a lack of alertness, and even depression
Clearly, to be well, whole, and productive you need the refreshment of safe and healthy breathing – all night long. And believe it or not, you don’t have to go to a sleep specialist for help. A ProSomnus dentist can fit you for a sleek and comfortable oral appliance.
You’ll feel energetic, focused, rejuvenated, and happy. In other words, your very best self! Isn’t it time you got the help you need?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common of Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB):
Approximately 42 million Americans have an SDB such as OSA. ProSomnus can help.
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Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that jeopardizes both your life and the lives of those around you. Find a ProSomnus dentist today and stop gambling with your health.