Tired of sleep issues?
Do you snore? Wake up feeling tired and cranky? You may have sleep apnea, a disorder where your breathing pauses during sleep. Eighty percent of people don't realize they have sleep apnea, which can increase your risk of heart attack and complicate taking certain medications.
Learn sleep apnea risks and treatments
Sleep apnea and oral health are linked
People with sleep apnea often wake with a dry mouth, which increases the chance of cavities and gum disease. And gum inflammation is associated with heart health. Dental professionals can recognize the oral signs of sleep apnea, so don’t skip your routine exams.
Read about gum disease and your heart