Sleep Apnea Can Negatively Affect Your Blood Pressure

When you think about actions you should take to address high blood pressure, you may focus on exercise, better dieting, and stress management as opportunities for improvement. These can be beneficial, but you should know that you may be overlooking a surprising reason your blood pressure has become more difficult to manage. This condition can actually be affected by sleep apnea, as your restricted breathing can trigger an increase in pressure over time. High blood pressure is one of many problems that sleep apnea can potentially create for you. At our Livonia, MI clinic, we have experience identifying and treating cases of sleep apnea. As part of our support, we can determine what kind of appliance is best suited to helping you manage your troubles.

Untreated Sleep Apnea Causes More Than Just Trouble With Snoring

Because snoring is such a well-known symptom of sleep apnea, people sometimes fail to consider what else this condition can cause. Sleep apnea affects people by robbing them of the ability to breathe at periods while they rest, forcing them out of their sleep cycle in order to correct the problem. If you continue to let sleep apnea affect you, it can become difficult for you to maintain your best health because you are not enjoying the benefits of rest. This can affect your mood, your focus, and your general health. It can also make it more difficult for you to manage existing problems – for example, someone who already has high blood pressure may have real health concerns as their sleep disorder intrudes on their ability to sleep properly.

Discussing Sleep Apnea In A Professional Setting

At our clinic, we can work with you to determine if sleep apnea is affecting you, and find the right solution to help you recover. People who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea lose the ability to breathe because soft tissues in their throat block their airways at night. With a custom oral appliance, we can ensure that those airways stay open in order to keep you breathing throughout the night. In other cases, it may be more appropriate to use a CPAP machine to help regulate your breathing while you sleep.

At-Home Measures You Can Take To Improve Your Sleep

In addition to taking care of sleep apnea with an expert, you can fight sleep apnea with changes you make at home. Weight loss can sometimes be beneficial for people with obstructive sleep apnea, as can removing alcohol and tobacco from your life. Even with changes at home, you should regard your condition as serious enough to discuss with an expert.

Talk To Dr. Stewart About Your Concerns Over Sleep Apnea And Your Blood Pressure

Dr. Stewart is proud to provide important support to individuals who struggle with sleep apnea. Our Livonia, MI clinic can examine your sleep, determine how sleep apnea is affecting you, and provide relief in order to help you once again enjoy a good night’s rest! To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.