Why Wait?

Why Wait?

Sep 04, 2019

Researchers suspect that as many as 22 million Americans are living with some type of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. If you think that you may have OSA, but you’re putting off treatment, stop waiting and worrying. There’s a solution: it’s sleep apnea treatment from Millennium Smiles in Frisco, Texas.

Why Get Treatment?

The bottom line is that leaving sleep apnea untreated can result in more serious health problems, including a higher risk of diabetes, heart attack, heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. Untreated sleep apnea has also been linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

Sleep apnea prevents your body from getting the sleep it needs to function and restore your cells, organs, and tissues, but it also stops you from getting the oxygen it needs to keep things running smoothly. Lack of oxygen also causes premature cell death – which puts you at risk of severe health issues, too.

When Should You See a Specialist?

In most cases, people living with sleep apnea don’t even know they have the condition until they have a serious health and often life-changing health event such as a heart attack, stroke or they just have received a diabetes diagnosis.

If you see signs of health problems or the symptoms of sleep problems, it’s time to call Millennium Smiles in Frisco, Texas, for a consultation and to talk about treating your condition.

The signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Gasping or choking
  • Loud snoring
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Daytime fatigue even after “getting enough sleep”
  • Changes to mood and libido
  • Frequent headaches

Many people living with sleep apnea also have high blood pressure, depression, unexplained weight gain, difficulty losing weight, and elevated liver enzyme levels.

Choosing the Right Specialist

We’re equipped to help diagnose and treat your obstructive sleep apnea. We’d love to talk to you. Give Millennium Smiles in Frisco, Texas, a call today at 972-987-4899 for a consultation – and to get a good night’s sleep!

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