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Why Should I Treat my Sleep Apnea?

added on: May 27, 2015

The most common symptom of sleep apnea is loud snoring. This can be an annoyance to those you live with, but isn’t necessarily enough of a reason to seek professional sleep apnea treatment. However, snoring, as disruptive as it may be, is far from the most compelling reason to treat this common sleep disorder.

If you are suffering from sleep apnea in Marion, Cedar Rapids, or surrounding areas of Iowa, please call Dr. Blaine McLaughlin at 319-373-5082 for a treatment consultation.

Sleep apnea often results in morning headaches, sore throat, and general daytime fatigue. These things can all make daily tasks more difficult – a complication compounded by the memory and cognitive problems related to untreated sleep apnea. What’s more, this condition can cause frequent mood swings, increase anxiety, and result in severe depression.

Sleep apnea can also be deadly.

In fact, this common disorder has been identified as a risk factor for:

  • Hypertension and pulmonary hypertension
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Respiratory failure

If you are suffering from sleep apnea, seeking treatment is essential for long-term health. Please contact Dental Touch Associates for more information or to schedule your treatment consultation at our comfortable Marion office.

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