We Provide Effective Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Left untreated, Sleep Disorders, including Sleep Apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from Sleep Apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) undiagnosed.
OSA, which represents the great preponderance of Sleep Apnea cases, if untreated, can lead to:
- High blood pressure
- Chronic heart failure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Type 2 diabetes
- Drowsiness – the leading factor in most traffic accidents and accidents with heavy machinery, owing to the persistent drowsiness suffered by many OSA patients before the disease is recognized and treated.
Too little good sleep is as much as a factor in obesity as poor eating and infrequent exercise. Obesity is also a cause of OSA, continuing the vicious cycle of sleep deprivation.
22 Million Americans Need Relief from Sleep Apnea
OSA can strike people of any age, including infants and children, but it is most frequently seen in men over 40, especially those who are overweight or obese.
YES! Snoring CAN BE A Sign of Sleep Apnea
However annoying Sleep Apnea Snoring may be to a patient’s spouse, it is a more serious problem than it appears. Snoring stops the patient’s breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen and other serious complications could arise. Dr. Grill can fit you with appliances that help you get a good night’s sleep by opening the airway, once the patient is evaluated by a sleep physician.