While smoking can take an average of 7-10 years off your lifespan, untreated Sleep Disorder Breathing can take 12+ years. And of the 67% of people who snore at night, 80% have some sort of sleep apnea. This can lead to hypertension, headaches, migraines, increased acid reflux symptoms, ADHD, weight gain, daytime fatigue, depression, and more. What’s worse is that this lack of oxygen can also contribute to cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke. Men can experience impotence or erectile dysfunction and women can suffer from TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction, low sex drive, and increased stress hormone cortisol – the one we know is responsible for stress and weight gain.
Learn more about treatment offered for sleep apnea.
Meadows Family Dentistry provides the best in family and cosmetic dentistry in Castle Rock, Colorado. Our blog provides information on dental services and dental tending topics. We also offer tips and fun facts on various topics in Colorado and around the globe. Please visit us frequently to see what's new and trending. Click to see our archives.