April is Stroke Awareness Month

April is Stroke Awareness Month
Posted on 04/29/2018
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Stroke Awareness Month: The Correlation Between Untreated Sleep Apnea & Stroke

At Federici Dental, we want to spread awareness about Stroke Awareness month, which is in April of every year. A recent study has shown that there may be a connection between untreated sleep apnea and stroke, and that seeking treatment for sleep apnea can help reduce the risk of stroke.

There are a variety of signs (behavioral indications that others may notice) and symptoms (physical or mental features) of sleep apnea, and we encourage you to visit our Manhawkin office if you have any questions. Our website also has many resources on what to do about sleep breathing and snoring problems, and our non-invasive sleep apnea treatments.

What You Should Know

In honor of Stroke Awareness month, we wanted to point out a very informative article found by Dr. Dave: Stroke Awareness Month: Untreated sleep apnea and stroke. Some of our key takeaways include:

  • Many problems are associated with loud and constant snoring, including likely obstructive sleep apnea for the snorer and sleep deprivation for their bed partners.
  • As many as 90 million Americans snore to some degree, and the more severe the snoring, the more likely the individual has sleep apnea.
  • Around 8 out of 10 people with any of the three types of sleep apnea remain undiagnosed.
  • Untreated sleep apnea can be the cause of either a first-time or recurrent stroke - this is because of the low oxygen and high blood pressure levels associated with the signs of sleep apnea. 

Complete One of Our Sleep Apnea Questionnaires Today!

Know someone that snores? At Federici Dental, we're separating ourselves from the pack of local dental offices by specializing in snoring and sleep apnea treatment for patients in and around Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Stafford Township and Barnegat Township. Contact our office or schedule a consultation with us today!