· Restless sleep
· Excessive daytime fatigue
· Morning headaches
· Migraine headaches
· Clenching/grinding teeth
· Acid Reflux disease
· High blood pressure
· Heart attack
· Memory loss
· Decreased sex drive
Are you at risk?
Obstructive sleep apnea can:
· Increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by 300-400%.
· Increase blood sugar.
· Complicate diabetes control.
· Increase blood pressure .
· Decrease life expectancy by 10-20 years.
· Result in sudden death during sleep.
CPAP is the most common medical treatment for apnea. If you cannot tolerate or dislike the treatment, our Sleep Health Dentists can supply a comfortable option.
We look forward to meeting you and finding the perfect solution to your sleep difficulties. Call or email us today for your customized consultation.
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Sleep apnea is a common, progressive disease that affects a large segment of our population.
· The Institute of Medicine of National Academies estimates 60-70 million people in the United States, including children, suffer from chronic sleep disorders.
· Approximately 20 million people have Obstructed Sleep Apnea (OSA).
· Over 80% of OSA sufferers are either undiagnosed or in denial.
· Sleep apnea impacts both women and men, although it is more common with men.
· The number of people with apnea increases with age. For people 65 and older, apnea affects as many as 65%!
Why is Sleep Health Important?
Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is a critical determinant of health and well-being. Sleep Health is an often overlooked component of complete health and wellness. Specifically, the dangers of sleep apnea and heavy snoring are often overlooked and left untreated. Our Sleep Health Dentists educate patients on the serious health risks that accompany Sleep related breathing disorders.
We have good news for sleep apnea sufferers. With proper treatment, you can beat the negative health effects of sleep apnea. Following successful treatment, patients are alert and active, have a higher metabolism and more energy, and system functions can completely return to normal. If you or a loved one are suffering from sleep apnea, contact us for a full evaluation right away. If you are unsure, please take the Sleep Health Assessment to see if you are at risk.
Classic snoring is caused by a partial obstruction of the airway in the back of the throat. When a snoring person suddenly stops breathing, then gasps for air, this is called an ‘apnea.'
These partial reductions and complete pauses typically last between 10 and 30 seconds and can happen hundreds of times a night. Apneas lead to abrupt reductions in blood oxygen levels, which alerts the brain and causes a brief arousal from sleep that restores normal breathing.
Apnea reduces the quality of sleep and increase the heart rate and blood pressure. Sleep apnea is potentially life threatening.
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