The quality of sleep you get has a profound impact on your overall health. In fact, your body needs sleep as much as it needs air and food. This makes diagnosing and treating sleep apnea incredibly important to your health and wellbeing. Sleep gives your body the opportunity to heal itself and restore your chemical balance. If you are not getting enough sleep, your body and mind will not be able to function normally, and your quality of life will drop. Ideally, you should receive seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

Poor sleep has been linked to a number of medical problems, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Autoimmune disorders (fibromyalgia, celiac, IDS, etc.)
  • Chronic pain
  • Central nervous system problems
  • Respiratory system problems
  • Digestive system problems and weight gain
  • Endocrine system problems (hormone production)
  • A weakened immune system
  • Impaired memory and difficulty concentrating
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of diabetes
  • Poor balance
  • Daytime drowsiness and excessive sleepiness

If you live in the Philadelphia area and believe that you or your loved one has sleep apnea, we encourage you to contact Sleep Healthy PA and schedule a sleep screening with our dentist. There are several types of screenings available including a cardiopulmonary unit, which can accurately diagnose sleep apnea so that you can receive the treatment you need to sleep well at night. We take a team approach to treating sleep apnea, involving your personal physician, EMTs, sleep physicians, orthodontists and oral surgeons in order to find the best way to improve your health.

To learn more about how to “Stop the Snore” and get treatment for sleep apnea in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and set up your consultation with Dr. Andrew Cohen, call us today at 215-572-7566.