Sleep Apnea Consequences
Why is sleep apnea so bad? What is sleep apnea cause? Well, that list is quite long. Okay. But there are solutions to the problems. And there's a solution may be the right one for you to treat and manage your sleep apnea. The number one reason number one problem with sleep apnea is it can kill you. Sleep apnea is deadly. You don't get air into your lungs. Simple, you're not breathing, you can die. It also affects your heart. It can cause high blood pressure, it can cause strokes. It also affects driving the time. Okay, it'll, it also affects driving, drowsy driving your lack of sleep. You kind of start to nod off a little bit at the wheel ever feel like that? What do we do? We open the window up and let the air blowing in turn the radio up. We grab a cup of coffee doesn't always help. To a bystander who's watching your drive. It looks like you're drunk. It looks exactly the same as drunk driving. There's also sleep apnea causes moodiness. Imagine you're not getting enough sleep, you're gonna be tired. You're gonna be moody at the job. People just may not feel like you're in the top of your game. People look at you and say, Hey, what's with this grouch? Yet you don't feel like a grouch. But you may come off as a grouch. When you're not getting a good night's sleep. It also can affect Edie erectile dysfunction.
Another problem that's commonly caused by sleep apnea, or is that word made worse with sleep apnea is diabetes, people have trouble maintaining and controlling their control of their diabetes. It can also affect your relationship, you know, for snoring all night and gasping for air, you may end up in separate bedrooms and a 50% of American households have two bedroom separate bedrooms. 50% of American households have two bedrooms very difficult to sleep with somebody who's snoring and gasping for air interrupting not only their sleep, but the person who's next to them. However rest assured there are solutions for sleep apnea some simple solutions and we'll discuss them as we go on. Of course, before we test, we screen people.
And we ask all the questions, we go through the questionnaire, we may do an examination, go over their medical history, their sleep history, the dental history, and we'll examine and we'll go through the signs and symptoms, to see what the anatomy is like. And we put everything together with our examination and observe signs and symptoms. And then, of course, we have to follow that up with a sleep study, which is either done either in a sleep lab or at home in your bed. Over 90% of the sleep tests, 90 95% of them are done at home now. You don't have to go to a sleep lab.