Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is also known as obstructive sleep apnea and it’s the most common form. Throat blockage, mostly from the tongue or palate, is what gives obstructive sleep apnea its name – but it’s only one form. Two other forms are central sleep apnea and mixed sleep apnea.

Signs of Sleep Apnea:

  • Snoring
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Clenching/Grinding of Teeth

Negative Effects of Sleep Apnea and Snoring

  • Heart attack
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Death
  • Industrial and traffic accidents
  • Lost productivity at home and work
  • Depression
  • Relationship and marital discord

Strategies to Minimize Snoring

  • Sleep on side
  • Normalize body weight
  • Relieve nasal congestion
  • Avoid alcohol or sleeping pills within four hours of bedtime

If you feel you may be suffering from sleep apnea, give our office a call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart.