Find Out If You Have Sleep Apnea in Washington, D.C.

This common sleeping disorder could be putting your health at risk

Sleep apnea is a recurring sleeping disorder that causes your breathing to repeatedly stop and start throughout the night. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central and complex. Sleep apnea is dangerous because it increases your risk of many serious health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.

If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, Sunshine Dental, PLLC will be glad to provide a thirty-minute screening. If we conclude that your hunch is right, we'll be more than happy to point you in the direction of a sleep doctor in the Washington, D.C. area.

Contact us today to get started.

Top signs you have sleep apnea

There are many signs that can be connected to sleep apnea. Don't hesitate to get help if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Morning headaches
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Loud or frequent snoring
  • Silent pauses in breathing while sleeping
  • Choking or gasping for breath while sleeping
Get in touch with our dental practice for a sleep apnea consultation. Or, visit our "Treatment of Sleep Apnea" page to get a better idea of your next steps.

Cardiovascular Patients and Sleep Apnea

Comorbidity | ˌkōmôrˈbidədē |

noun - The simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.

The presence of one disease often indicates a high likelihood of the presence of another disease.
Sleep apnea is a major comorbidity to most cardiovascular diseases and a significant risk factor for stroke, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Furthermore, the presence of sleep apnea can exacerbate the seriousness of many cardiovascular diseases. The following is a chart indicating sleep
apnea comorbidities.

Despite evidence showing that sleep apnea management improves patient outcomes and
reduces hospital readmission, millions of cardiac patients still remain undiagnosed and untreated for this serious condition.

Presently, 50% of all cardiovascular patients suffer from sleep apnea and 80% remain undiagnosed If you suffer from a cardiac related disease, insist your cardiologist test you for sleep apnea.