Let’s face it; Snoring can be a little annoying, especially for someone listening to it. However, if the snorer repeatedly stops breathing for brief moments, it is often a sign of sleep apnea, which can lead to cardiovascular problems. And, as a result, this can potentially be life threatening. Sleep apnea prevents you from getting restful sleep each night and can be associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and heart failure.
The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American while stroke is the fourth cause and a leading cause of disability while high blood pressure is a major risk factor for both. If you find yourself waking up exhausted even after a full night’s sleep, visit Dr. Bonnie Foster, our dentist in Warrenton, VA for sleep apnea care. We are available to help you sleep better at night by providing suitable dental treatments, including oral appliances.
The connection between sleep apnea and heart disease continues to evolve at a very rapid pace. Whether sleep apnea actually causes heart disease is still unclear, but we do know that if you have sleep apnea today, the chances of developing hypertension in the future increases significantly—it is best to seek care now.
Evidence remains strong for the relationship between sleep apnea and heart failure, which is why Dr. Foster encourages you to visit our office if you snore or have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. So, when was the last time you woke up well rested? If you can’t remember, now is the time to visit our office in Warrenton, VA for sleep apnea treatment options.