Do you want options for sleep apnea therapy? Do you live in Deer Park, Texas? Do you snore excessively at night or wake with morning time headaches?
Are you tired all day no matter how much sleep you get? Are you slamming coffee all day to stay alert at work?
If you answered YES you may be suffering from a disorder known as sleep apnea.
This condition causes numerous interruptions in breathing throughout the night. The soft tissue of the neck and the tongue collapse and occlude the airway. This stops the flow of oxygen into the lungs and body. The level of oxygen in the blood drop, blood pressure rises, the heart pumps faster and eventually the brain sends out a body wide distress signal. The patient momentarily wakes up clears the obstruction. Oxygen flow is restored and the patient instantly goes back to sleep. This cycle happens hundreds of times a night and the patient does not know that they are waking up. The interruption of oxygen plays major havoc on the body and organs. Plus, patients do not receive the full regenerative aspects of sleep.
Contrary to popular belief, sleep apnea produces more healthy complications than just a decreased sleep quality. You need sleep apnea therapy in Deer Park to protect your health and quality of life. Dr. Nugent has treatment options to help you sleep better while breathing easier.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Dangers of Sleep Apnea
The stoppage of breathing does more than just cause you to miss out on a good night’s rest. The lack of proper airflow places strain on the body, specifically the heart. As oxygen levels decrease, the heart must work harder to pump blood through the body. This can lead to cardiovascular disease, including an irregular heartbeat, hypertension, sudden cardiac death, congestive heart failure and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
Your quality of life will significantly decrease as well. The constant lack of sleep can lead to mood changes, irritability, memory problems and even depression. It is not uncommon to wake with headaches and experience daytime fatigue. As time goes on and the condition remains untreated, sleep deprivation will occur.
Sleep deprivation will cause a decrease in your cognitive abilities. As a result, you developed a heightened risk for workplace and auto accidents. It is estimated than nearly 800,000 drivers in the United States with sleep apnea were involved in auto accidents in the year 2000. Drowsy driving is a major risk.
It is not uncommon to develop other health complications as well, including Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and liver problems. Often, those with untreated sleep apnea will have more difficulty recovering from illness.
How can Dr. Nugent treat Sleep Apnea?
To protect your overall health and quality of life, you should seek treatment at our sleep clinic in Pasadena, Texas. Dr. Nugent will provide the individualized treatment plan you need to lessen or stop the interruptions in breathing. The most common form of treatment involves a mandibular advancement device. This is a custom-fit device that repositions the jaw downward and forward to keep the airways open.
If you are ready to restore your health and quality of life, it is time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nugent. Call us at 832-487-0647 or come by our office at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504.