Research is continuous on the risks, complications, and dangers that result from sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of Americans every year, and many people are completely unaware that they have sleep apnea.

See: Early Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

At the very core of the issue, anything that affects your sleep cycle will lead to complications. Obstructive sleep apnea is commonly known to interrupt with sleeping patterns & has been linked to several illnesses:

  • Hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Recurrent Heart Attacks
  • Liver Disorders (i.e. non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)
  • Obesity
  • Acid Reflux
  • Asthma
  • Cancer

It is recommended by The National Institute of Health that everyone receive 7-8 hours of sleep per day. If you are not consistently receiving this much sleep per day, then you are at an increased risks of developing the complications listed above.

Have You Been Diagnosed?

The best way to avoid the risks, dangers, and complications that may arise from obstructed sleep apnea is to receive a test from a professional sleep apnea provider to rule out or diagnose the early signs & symptoms.

Schedule a consultation with our sleep apnea dentist in Chula Vista, Dr. Deanna Risos for more information. The earlier the problem is found, the easier the treatment is. We may be contacted either by phone @ 619.482.8880 or conveniently online using our online contact form.