Why Should I Treat My Sleep Apnea?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fri, 03/28/2014

Sleep apnea can interfere with a good night’s sleep. This, in turn, can result in issues such as excessive daytime fatigue, inability to concentrate, memory problems, and even emotional difficulties. People who have not gotten enough sleep are at an increased risk for accidents, are less productive at work, and may be incapable of doing the things they enjoy. These are often reason enough to seek treatment. However, if you need more convincing, consider this: Left untreated, sleep apnea can be fatal.

Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea increases the risk of obesity, type-2 diabetes, and similar health conditions. It has also been identified as a risk factor for:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Arterial fibrillation
  • Hypertension

Sleep apnea can have a profound impact on the health of your heart and significantly increase your risk for fatal diseases. Fortunately, Fresno sleep apnea dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake may be able to reduce your risks for these issues with a simple sleep apnea treatment.

Treating sleep apnea may require a combination of customized oral devices and lifestyle adjustments. Which steps are necessary for your case will be based on your individual needs and are best determined by an experienced sleep apnea dentist like Dr. Miyake.

If you live in Fresno, Tulare, or surrounding areas of California and are suffering from sleep apnea, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule your treatment consultation today.