What if I Don't Get Treatment

What Will Happen If I Don't Get Treatment For My Sleep Disorder?

I wish there were no consequences if one does not get obstructive sleep apnea treated.  There is a high price to pay not in just the length of life but in the quality of life as well.

We all know that our bodies need certain things to exist. When you withhold one or more, death is certain to occur at some point. Essentials like food (3 weeks), water (3 days), oxygen (3 minutes) are not optional. 

When someone has obstructive sleep apnea, whether they are aware of it or not, they will have oxygen levels that may drop to dangerously low levels while they are sleeping.  The effects of that low level will begin to take a toll on your quality of life and affects you on a cellular level.  You can see more about What Sleep Apnea Is Here.

When you are hungry or thirsty, it is obvious to you; you will eat or drink to relieve the condition.  But we don't have a way to sense that our cells are being deprived of oxygen for extended periods until they show up in some devastating ways.  Obstructive sleep apnea is now being linked to causing cancer!

If you have sleep apnea, GET TREATED NOW.  If you don't know if you have sleep apnea but have any of the symptoms, GET TESTED NOW.

Do you?

  • Snore?  
  • Wake up unrefreshed?
  • Feel tired during the day?
  • Sleep in a separate bedroom because you or your bed partner snores? 
  • Has your bed partner told you that you stopped breathing while you were asleep?

If You Answer Yes To Any Of Those...

Get A Sleep Test NOW.

Your Health Is At Risk

Pick up your phone and call (844)0847-6673 right now.  If it’s after hours, call anyway and leave your name and number.  We will call you back ASAP to schedule you in soon.  Or click this link to send us an email with your name and best phone number to call you and we will respond soon.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risks

Sleep apnea is a condition that prevents many people from getting good quality sleep.  However, there are also several serious health risks and other concerns associated with sleep apnea, such as:

  • Driving and work-related accidents
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Morning headaches
  • Irritability
  • Impaired concentration
  • Decreased sex drive and ED
  • Acid reflux, heartburn (GERD)

Because there are many serious risks related to sleep apnea, getting treatment is extremely important.  And the condition is totally treatable, much like needing glasses to read.  If you think you or someone you love may be suffering from sleep apnea and live in the Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, or Post Falls area, please call our office today.  We can answer any questions you may have, and can help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson.