The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Have you found yourself quite surprised yet somewhat relieved by your diagnosis? If we determined that you have been suffering from the negative effects of sleep apnea, we encourage you to learn more about how significantly this problem may affect your life. Even though you may feel a huge weight off of your shoulders after spending a lot of time wondering why you felt so fatigued and moody, you still have some work to do. We encourage patients to seek sleep apnea treatment right away. We say this in part because we want you to feel comfortable and full of energy again. However, we also insist on treatment because you may be putting others at risk by ignoring this disorder. Ready to learn more? Look over the following and contact us to schedule your appointment ASAP:

You Become A Danger To Yourself and Others

Have you given much thought to what it means to feel extremely exhausted during the day? Think about all of the things you do on a daily basis that require your concentration and your ability to remain awake. What might happen if you suddenly lose consciousness in the shower or the bathtub? Now imagine you are driving behind the wheel of a car and you suddenly fall asleep. The negative side effects of sleep loss can become extremely threatening to your own wellbeing as well as the health and safety of others. By seeking sleep apnea treatment and improving your sleep, you can stop worrying about these types of issues and simply enjoy your day.

Your Risk for Health Problems Increases

You may have heard people tell you over the course of your life how important it is to get a “good night’s sleep.” This isn’t simply something parents say without any reason. It’s because sleep provides your body with the time to rest and repair. When you consistently fail to achieve solid nightly sleep, you may find yourself at a high risk for serious concerns like heart problems and even high blood pressure. Choose sleep apnea treatment to protect your long-term oral health as well as your general health.


Dr. Shawn Hofkes and the staff at Cerritos Dental Surgery are highly qualified to address complex issues, including those that require oral surgery to correct. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly serve patients of all ages from Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and all surrounding communities.