Fall is upon us and with it brings the chaos of getting kids ready to head back to school. There are school supplies to be purchased, outfits to be selected, and anxieties to be calmed. The list shouldn’t end there. A great start to the school year should also include a good night’s rest for the whole family.
We encourage you to examine your family’s sleep health and look for possible sleep breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea. Snoring and daytime fatigue are a couple of common symptoms of sleep apnea that should not be taken lightly.
Sleep apnea occurs when the soft palate collapses and restricts the airway. Breathing through this collapsed airway creates a vibration sound known as snoring. This resulting sound can keep the members in your house from getting the proper night sleep their bodies need.
Snoring is more than just a nuisance. It can be an alarm to the more severe health ramifications associated with sleep apnea such as hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, obesity, chronic depression, dementia, and sudden death.
In this newsletter,you will find recent articles on the dangers of untreated sleep apnea. This information will give you a description of what an apneic event looks like and show you how sleep deprivation is creating a public health epidemic. Please find us on Facebook to follow our blog for more articles! http://www.facebook.com/wilhoitefamilydental
If you or someone you know suffers from anysymptoms, please call us immediately for a sleep consultation. We look forward to hearingfrom you soon so that we may find you or a loved one some relief.
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