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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when you’re not able to breathe while you sleep. Your airway gets blocked by your tongue, tonsils and/or other muscles and tissue in your throat. If left untreated, the long term side effects can be very serious. When you have many interruptions in your sleep, your body and mind become exhausted. This disorder can take quite a toll on your life.
Sleep apnea has been linked to:
- Heart attack
- Irregular heartbeat
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
Many individuals with sleep apnea aren’t even aware of the problem. The most common symptoms include:
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
- Loud snoring
- Gasping for air while you sleep
- Morning headaches
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat
- Mood swings
If you would like to learn about treatment options for sleep apnea, please contact Calgary, Alberta, dentist Dr. Steven Cload at Southcentre Dental Clinic to schedule a consultation.