Long-Term Effects of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that interferes with your sleep. Millions of Americans have it, although it frequently goes undiagnosed. If you or someone close to you has sleep apnea, help is available at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN.

Being sleep-deprived during the day can have serious consequences: everything from poor concentration to a higher risk of accidents, like car crashes. Even more worrisome is the potential for systemic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

Long-Term Effects

There are two basic types of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. A third type, complex sleep apnea, involves symptoms of the first two.

Of the types, obstructive sleep apnea is easily the most common. It happens when soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses during sleep, cutting off oxygen to the brain.

Studies have linked the long-term effects of sleep apnea to:

  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Reduced lifespan

Fortunately, sleep apnea is a treatable condition. At Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN we specialize in sleep apnea and its treatment. If you or a loved one has sleep apnea, or even suspects that you do, give our office a call to schedule an appointment!

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1177 Old Hickory Blvd, Suite 203
Brentwood, TN 37027

1605 Medical Center Pkwy, Suite 215
Murfreesboro, TN 37129