When patients develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep issues, they become deprived of the rest they need. Deep, uninterrupted rest offers a number of benefits for our health and quality of life. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the benefits of good sleep and when people in Pearland, TX, should seek help!
When we feel rested, we have more energy and enjoy a better mood. Our ability to work and focus on our job or tasks at school improves. For some, they simply feel better, alert and happy. Good rest could also mean lower blood pressure and a stronger immune system.
The Impact of Poor Sleep
Sleep apnea causes us to lose sleep because our soft tissues in the throat and mouth collapse. Airways become blocked and we stop breathing for brief periods until the brain wakes us. We usually don’t remember being woken up, even though it happens hundreds of times per night in some cases. The impacts mean moodiness, difficulty concentrating on tasks at work or school, and feeling tired during the day(and behind the wheel). We often become sick more often and long term, could be more likely to develop high blood pressure, depression, stroke, and heart attack.
Signs You Need Treatment
As you can see, sleeping through the night regularly means a better quality of life. If you snore, wake suddenly in the night (possibly gasping for air or choking), feel tired during the day, suffer headaches, or experience moodiness, then let us know. Using a home sleep test, we will see if you need to undergo treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. We will the discuss treatment using a custom-made sleep solution, a nightguard which helps ensure open airways and uninterrupted sleep! If you have any questions, or if you want to schedule a consultation to discuss diagnosis, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Signs of Sleep Apnea?
If you recognize the warning signs and risk factors we’ve discussed, then talk to our team today. To learn more, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.