Sleep apnea is a common condition that can affect men and women of all ages in Calgary, including children. Risk factors can include:
- Family history
- High blood pressure
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, it's highly advisable to seek treatment. Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause a number of harmful symptoms for both you and your partner. Common symptoms of sleep apnea are:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Depression and mood swings
- Short term memory problems
- Lack of ability to concentrate
- Loud snoring
These symptoms can cause tension in your relationships, problems with performance at work, and even dangers such as falling asleep at the wheel while driving. In addition, if you sleep in the same room as a partner, they may resent you for keeping them up all night with your snoring.
Untreated sleep apnea can also lead to long-term health concerns such as:
- Heart disease
- Heart attack
Treating Sleep Apnea
Severe cases of sleep apnea may require a CPAP machine, but many mild to moderate cases can be treated relatively easily through the use of an oral device. Dr. Cload offers a mandibular advancement device called SOMNOMED, which is custom fit for comfort and effectiveness.
The SOMNOMED oral device is approved under the FDA for the treatment of sleep apnea, and is easy to use. It works by moving the jaw forward in order to clear the airway during sleep, so that you don't wake up multiple times due to oxygen deprivation.
Most people find that their quality of life improves significantly after seeking help for their sleep apnea and finding an effective treatment option. Sleeping through the night results in better overall health, as well as better ability to focus and better mental health.
Schedule Your Calgary Sleep Apnea Treatment Consultation
If you suspect that you are suffering from sleep apnea, don't hesitate to call Dr. Cload at 403-278-1415 to make your appointment. We serve patients in Calgary and nearby areas of Alberta.