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                                                                                                                                 Dr.  Mark Stephen Thompson, D.D.S.

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               We’ve all had those days when we just don’t feel as well   releases adrenaline throughout the body. This drives up your
               rested as we should. Our eyelids droop. We yawn. We may   blood pressure.”
               even nod off at our desk or on the bus ride home. Some
                                                                     The more severe the sleep apnea is, the more obstructions a
               feel this exhaustion only occasionally. For others, it is a daily
                                                                     person experiences and the less likely the blood pressure will
               experience. And that could be a sign of a serious health
                                                                     dip back down to a normal level.
               problem called sleep apnea.

                                                                     “If you don’t treat the sleep apnea, it’s hard to get the blood
               Sleep apnea is a chronic condition in which a person stops
                                                                     pressure down,” said Dr. Fleishman.
               breathing in their sleep many times a night. There are three
               types of sleep apnea, but according to Sam Fleishman,   Another danger of untreated sleep apnea is the development
               M.D., Chief Medical Officer and sleep medicine specialist at   of diabetes.
               Cape Fear Valley Health, obstructive sleep apnea is the most
                                                                     “About 50 to 70 percent of people with type 2 diabetes also
               common type.
                                                                     have obstructive sleep apnea,” said. Dr. Fleishman. “When
               “When you sleep, your tongue and the soft palette at the roof   people have sleep apnea, it actually has an impact on their
               of your mouth relax,” Dr. Fleishman said. “These can then   metabolism.”                                             REAL.
               drop down and obstruct your airway, preventing you from
                                                                     According to Dr. Fleishman, when you have sleep apnea,
               getting enough air into your lungs.”
                                                                     your body’s leptin levels go down. Leptin is a hormone that
               When the soft tissue blocks the airway, snoring occurs, an   affects your appetite. When its levels decrease, you have more   LOCAL.
               indication you may have sleep apnea.                  difficulty feeling satisfied when you eat. This can cause you

                                                                     to eat more. It may also cause you to crave carbohydrates and
               “It’s much like when you let the air out of a balloon,” Dr.
                                                                     sweets. The extra calories can lead to weight gain, leading to   SAVINGS.
               Fleishman said. “When you hold the neck and release the air,
                                                                     insulin resistance and diabetes.
               it makes a flapping sound. This can also happen when tissue
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               obstructs the airway during sleep, causing one to snore.”  Dr. Fleishman says that sleep apnea is a common problem
                                                                     now – about 15 to 30 percent of the population has it. It is   on car insurance today.
               Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health
                                                                     more common in men than women. Signs of sleep apnea
               problems and can greatly increase the risk of an early death,
                                                                     include: obesity, having a large neck and a round face,
               particularly in African Americans,.
                                                                     snoring and daytime sleepiness.
               “Sleep apnea can cause significant impact on your
                                                                     “If you have an issue with being sleepy or fatigued, then
               cardiovascular system,” Dr. Fleishman said. “It can increase
                                                                     you should speak to your primary care physician,” said Dr.
               your risk factors for high blood pressure, heart disease,
                                                                     Fleishman. “They can make a decision about whether you
               stroke and heart arrhythmias. It can shorten your life span
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               “If you’re having airway obstructions all night,” said Dr.
               Fleishman, “the carbon dioxide in the body increases as
               oxygen decreases. This sends an alert to the brain, which then
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