Facing the Facts: 3 Myths About Sleep Apnea
- Posted on: May 15 2018
Loud snoring may be either a common part of your night because you snore or because the person laying next to you sounds like a zombie. Either way, snoring can keep you up all night long and may even be a sign of an underlying health condition called sleep apnea.
Myth: It’s Normal
Yes, sure, snoring when you’re congested and have a cold or seasonal allergies is normal, but chronic, incessant snoring that’s caused by sleep apnea is not normal. In fact, sleep apnea is a condition that can be life-threatening because it puts you at a higher risk of sudden cardiac death and other conditions.
Myth: A CPAP Is My Only Option
A CPAP machine is a great option for many people who suffer from sleep apnea, but luckily, it isn’t your only one. Here at Blue Water Dental of St. John’s, Dr. David Sorenson may recommend basic treatment such as losing weight or other treatment options like a BiPAP machine or even the use of oral appliances.
Myth: It’s Only Prevalent In the Elderly
Only old people get sleep apnea, right? This is one of the most common misconceptions that people have about this sleep disorder, but we have seen patients of all ages suffer from this condition including children, teens, and adults of all ages.
Sleep apnea affects nearly 22 millions of Americans which means that if you suffer from this sleep condition, you certainly aren’t an anomaly. One of the best things you can do if you suffer from sleep apnea is to get treated right away. Are you ready to learn more about how Dr. David Sorenson can help you find relief from your sleep apnea? Contact our Ponte Vedra office today and call (904) 395-7771
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