You are sleep deprived- that’s the problem!
Physically – mentally – emotionally..tired.
Tired of trying to figure out your sleep issues only to keep hitting a dead-end. After everything you have tried and your questions have been left unanswered, we are here to tell you: Your Journey Ends …NOW.
Think about this – a world, your world – where drowsiness and fatigue don’t plague you. A world where you can look forward to a restful night’s sleep and you get it! A world where you face the day refreshed and invigorated…
Compounded impact of sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a medical condition affecting the quantity and quality of sleep..your sleep. If you are experiencing significant disturbances in your normal sleep patterns, you will suffer the consequences. If you don’t get enough sleep,you could feel sleepy during the day and your concentration and daytime performance could suffer. But sometimes the consequences of sleep apnea are more difficult to notice. Sometimes people do not realize that the symptoms they do see could be caused by sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea frequently
- causes depression and anxiety
- causes stress
- causes irritability and aggressive behavior
- causes memory and concentration difficulties
- decreases lifespan (on average reduced by 20 years if sleep apnea unteated)
- raises blood pressure
- increases the risk of atrial fibrillation
- increases risk for stroke by 8x (2x as much as high blood pressure or diabetes does)
- increases risk for heart attack by 23x (>3x as much as smoking or high blood pressure does)
- increases risk of congestive heart failure
- decreases blood flow to the brain (night and day)
- impairs concentration and memory (imaging brain shows permanent changes similar to Alzheimer’s)
- causes impotence
- causes acid reflux
- causes obesity and type 2 diabetes
- increases anxiety
- causes teeth clenching and grinding, leading to deterioration of teeth, muscle tension headaches
and aggrevation of TMJ/TMD symptoms
- causes morning headaches from buildup of excessive carbon dioxide in lungs
- increases stress, irritability and aggressive behavior
- increases depression
- causes lowered pain tolerance
- suppresses the immune system
- impairs healing and growth
- causes nocturia (waking up to get up in the night to urinate)
- causes enuresis (bedwettting) in children
The cure…a good night’s sleep
If you are tired all the time and you snore or suffer from sleep apnea, don’t wait- you will only suffer more.
Impaired sleep may harm your heart by putting undue stress and strain on the muscle. Cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes and in some extreme cases, even death, have all been linked to sleep debt. Chronic sleep loss hinders your body’s ability to perform even the most basic metabolic functions, including regulating your hormones.
Snoring is often a pre-cursor to a more severe problem – sleep apnea. Those afflicted experience a blockage in their breathing airway, without even realizing it. This blockage deprives them of getting oxygen regularly through the night. Sleep apnea has a huge affect on heart disease. Apnea sufferers have an increase in developing high blood pressure – a major risk factor for developing heart disease and/or strokes.
The effects of sleep deprivation may lead to severe health concerns and possibly an untimely death. Sleep deficiencies can negatively affect your brain function, increasing your stress hormones and may lead to depression.
You just need sleep..
Contact Los Angeles Sleep Disorders to have a sleep disorder consultation. Get your sleep and your life back.