When experiencing sleep apnea, the low blood oxygen level that is constantly happening throughout the night will take a tole on your heart and many of your body’s organs. Brain cells require a constant supply of oxygen in order to stay alive, and they may die during the hypoxemia experienced in sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea increases not only the heart rate (to compensate for hypoxemia) but also the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), cardiac arrhythmia or arrest, congestive heart failure, and stroke.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and stroke is the No. 5 cause and a leading cause of disability. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for both. If you have the ability to help yourself from getting Heart Disease wouldn’t you? Come and see our staff of professionals that may be able to help you prevent this deadly disease with just
wearing an appliance.