How Sleep Loss Affects Your Life

Miami and Coral Gables, Florida

Your body needs a certain amount of sleep every night to function properly. When you do not get this minimum amount of sleep, your health, performance, and quality of life may suffer drastically.

For some, lack of sleep is a by-product of a chaotic and hectic lifestyle. However, for many people, sleep deprivation is often the result of unrecognized sleep disorders. One of the most common conditions affecting your ability to get a good night’s rest is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when your airway becomes blocked, depriving your brain of oxygen. In order to resume breathing, your brain rouses you from sleep. This cycle often occurs hundreds of times a night. For you, the end result is a lack of sleep which may jeopardize your long-term health.

Some of the Affects of Sleep Loss on Your Everyday Life

Sleep loss can affect every aspect of your life. It carries both short-term and long-term consequences, including:

  • Cognitive decline
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Poor judgment
  • Chronic fatigue
  • An inability to fully enjoy your favorite activities
  • Loss of libido
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Poor performance at work or school
  • Overall decline in physical health

Sleep Loss Kills

If your sleep apnea goes untreated, it may increase your risk of developing potentially fatal health conditions such as:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

Your Sleep Loss Affects Your Loved Ones

Sleep loss affects your mood and your behavior. It can make you irritable and short-tempered with your family and others around you. Over time, this can put a strain on your personal relationships.

Your sleep apnea may also be seriously affecting the quality of your partner’s life. One of the main symptoms of sleep apnea is snoring. As a result, your condition may be keeping your partner awake for long stretches of the night as well.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

The consequences for all aspects of your life are too severe to let your sleep apnea go untreated. Miami sleep apnea dentists Dr. Raul Garcia and Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia can help correct the condition so that you can finally start enjoying a night of restful sleep. Your family and your body will be happy you decided to seek sleep apnea treatment.

If you snore or are experiencing the symptoms of sleep loss, please contact our Miami sleep apnea dentists today to schedule your initial appointment. Miami Designer Smiles serves patients in the Miami and Coral Gables, Florida area.