Don’t Underestimate Sleep Apnea
If you think that sleep apnea is snoring, you’re partly correct. Snoring is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea, but the condition has the potential for more serious implications beyond noisy sleep. You may also experience daytime tiredness that interferes with your work, school, and other important obligations. The reason why this happens is because the soft tissues of your tongue, soft palate, and neck repeatedly collapse onto your windpipe as you sleep. When this happens—and it can occur many times each night—your airway becomes blocked and you temporarily stop breathing. This not only deprives you of restful sleep, it can lead to dangerous systemic health issues including heart disease, and stroke. Sleep apnea in Tolland, CT is more common than most people think, and Dr. Neil Hoss and the entire team here want you to have healthy teeth, a healthy life, and quality sleep every night. And we’ve got the treatment options to help you achieve all of those!