Keep Sleep Apnea in Check

Sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes sufferers to stop breathing during sleep. If you suffer from this condition, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends the following: visit your doctor regularly to make sure your treatment is working, avoid gaining weight as a healthy weight reduces your risk of complications from sleep apnea, understand the dangers of driving or using heavy machinery if you’re tired from sleep apnea, and see your dentist regularly if you use a mouthpiece for sleep apnea. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, June 2017