The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
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Sleep Apnea Treatment for patients in Alberta
Everyone recognizes the importance of a good night’s sleep. Our body depends on uninterrupted rest in order to restore itself, maintain a healthy immune system, and function properly throughout the day.
Sleep apnea not only deprives our bodies of this all-important rest, it also deprives it of oxygen multiple times during the night. In fact, a sleep apnea patient’s oxygen saturation levels can drop to as low as 80% while they are sleeping.
Health Risks of Sleep Apnea
Untreated sleep apnea poses serious health risks for patients.
Health risks of sleep apnea include:
Heart attackStrokeHigh blood pressureCardiac arrhythmiaDiabetesWeight gainShort-term memory loss
Researchers are currently studying the specific effects of sleep apnea on the pituitary and hypothalamus systems.
If you have further questions about sleep apnea, please contact Calgary dentist Dr. Silver and his team at Southcentre Dental Clinic today to schedule a personal consultation.