Sleep Apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.
Sleep Apnea is a chronic condition that disrupts your sleep. As a result, the quality of your sleep suffers. It is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.
Dr. Macks treats Sleep Apnea in his Tacoma office right off I-5 and near the Tacoma Mall. If your Sleep Apnea goes untreated, a few of the common side effects are listed below:
- Increase the risk of, or worsen, heart failure
- Increased risk of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat
- Increased risk of work-related or driving accident
- Increased risk of high blood pressure, stroke, obesity and diabetes
Sleep Apnea is a chronic condition that requires long-term management. Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery and breathing devices can successfully treat sleep apnea in many people.
Please ask Dr. Macks or staff about what the best options are for treating your Sleep Apnea condition.