The Dangers Of Leaving Sleep Apnea Untreated

The Dangers Of Leaving Sleep Apnea Untreated

Sleep apnea might seem like it’s just extreme snoring, but leaving this sleep disorder untreated can lead to serious damage to your health. Screening for sleep apnea can help diagnose the problem, allowing Dr. Bogrow to help manage and treat the causes and symptoms with a variety of different options depending on your needs. Is It Sleep Apnea or Snoring? Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes disruptions in the breathing while you sleep. These disruptions can be caused by unhealthy lifestyle habits or by obstructions in your airway that prevent you from being able to breathe. While it might just seem like snoring, sleep apnea is actually a much more serious condition that requires professional treatment. Stops in breathing, no matter how short when they happen multiple times a night can start to present serious risks to your over-all well being. Some of the indicators that your snoring might actually be sleep apnea include: Startling awake in the night due to snoring or lack of breathing Excessive sleepiness during the day Irritability due to lack of sleep Difficulty focusing Dangers Of Untreated Sleep Apnea Leaving sleep apnea untreated can be a serious risk to your health. Lack of sleep can wear down your body and cause health problems. Some of these dangers of untreated sleep apnea include: High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Diabetes Weight gain Seeking Sleep Apnea Treatment If you notice you are showing signs or symptoms of sleep apnea, being referred for a sleep study can help determine if you are suffering from the sleep disorder. While Dr. Bogrow, can’t diagnose sleep apnea. he works with...