Do you or someone you know suffer from diabetes? Did you know they are at a higher risk for sleep apnea? People who have diabetes are likely to have poor sleeping habits already for a number of reasons. But for people with type 2 diabetes, studies have found that Sleep Apnea is an increased risk. Sleep apnea involves pauses in breathing during sleep. These are often not enough to wake the person involved up, but these pauses can easy take away from the overall quality of sleep and put sufferers at increased risk for many other diseases including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
The relationship between sleep apnea and diabetes is complex, and scientists are still working to understand how the two conditions affect one another. But it’s clear that untreated sleep apnea and diabetes together are problematic and can contribute to dangerous health conditions.
No matter what your diagnoses are, the team at Dr. Bez understands. Dental appliances have been very effective in mild to moderate sleep apnea, and studies show that most people tolerate them better. In short, we can help. Follow us on Facebook this month to learn more about the connection and what you can do about it, and if you or someone you love suffers from Sleep Apnea and is not using their CPAP call us today, there are other options.