The Importance of Seeking Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep is vital to proper bodily function. All phases of the sleep cycle are necessary to complete necessary bodily processes for optimal health, including muscle repair, memory consolidation, and hormone release. Forgoing treatment for sleep apnea can not only have a negative impact on your daily life but your long-term health. The effects over a lifetime can have significant consequences including a higher risk for:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
According to a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Neurology, ongoing inadequate sleep can also contribute to the development of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease later in life. All of these conditions are serious, and we strongly urge any patients who suspect they may suffer from sleep apnea to seek treatment.