You Don’t Have To Snore Anymore
If you’re like many people, the words that come to mind when you hear the term sleep apnea are probably something like “bad snoring.” Unfortunately, the phrase “heart disease” is just as relevant. Snoring is the inconvenient component of sleep apnea that makes nighttime unpleasant for you and others around you, but it’s far from the worst part. Sleep apnea can cause you to experience a host of health issues, many of them serious to the point of being life-threatening.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition in which the soft tissues of your tongue, soft palate, and neck collapse on your windpipe during sleep. With your airway blocked, you can stop breathing multiple times each night. You may wake suddenly when this occurs, but oftentimes you’re not even aware it’s happened. With this poor quality of sleep, you may also find you suffer from excessive sleepiness during the day, compromising your ability to manage your work and/or school duties, as well as social activities and chores. The good news among all this is that sleep apnea is completely treatable right here in our Dana Point, CA office!