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What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that is characterized as abnormal breathing when you sleep. This is mostly associated with snoring loudly and still feeling a sense of tiredness even with a full night’s rest.
Symptoms of sleep apnea
When it comes to sleep apnea, there are specific symptoms that point towards someone with the condition. Here are some symptoms of sleep apnea:
- Snoring loudly
- Experiencing brief moments of not breathing
- Periods of gasping for air
- Headaches in the morning
- Hypersomnia (Sleepiness during the day)
- Being irritated after sleeping well
- Struggle to concentrate (reduce performance)
What are the types of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea can be experienced differently depending on the type of sleep apnea. There are three main types that one can have. Here are the three and the cause of each condition type:
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): This is the most common type of sleep apnea. OSA is caused when the muscle keeping your airways open relaxes and causes your airways to narrow. Your body then tries to get the oxygen it needs by snorting or by gasping.
Central sleep apnea: This a less common type that is caused when your brain does not send the proper signals to the muscle connected with breathing causing you to stop breathing briefly.
Complex sleep apnea syndrome (also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea): This type is the combination of both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
What increases your chances of sleep apnea symptoms?
Some people are more likely to experience symptoms of sleep apnea if they have one or more of these conditions:
- Larger neck circumference causing someone to have a narrower airway
- The airway being narrowed (can be caused by genetics or by something blocking the airway like tonsils or adenoids)
- Males are more likely to experience the condition
- Age (being older increases the risk)
- Heart disease
- Certain medical like hypertension, diabetes, lung diseases, etc.
Is sleep apnea dangerous?
Sleep apnea can be a dangerous and serious medical condition. It can cause other medical conditions that can but a greater risk to your health. Here are some things that sleep apnea is associated with:
- Hypertension and other heart problems
- Diabetes (type 2)
- Metabolic syndromes like high cholesterol or high glucose level
- Liver conditions
- Increase complications with medication or future surgery
- Causing people sleeping near you to get less sleep
How does our Dentistry treat sleep apnea?
Our office also uses the CEREC machine to create beautiful in-office crowns the same day! Using digital technology, we scan the tooth(or teeth) and virtually create the crown with advanced software. It mills the dental crowns right there in our office from solid blocks of porcelain. These crowns are as strong as the lab-made crowns because of the way they are fabricated. They can be bonded to your tooth (or teeth) just like lab crowns and you don’t have any “downtime” with a temporary crown.
Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy
By finding the correct oral appliance for your condition, you will be able to treat the various symptoms that OSA causes. Here are just some of the benefits of oral appliance therapy can do:
- Doesn’t need electricity
- Alleviate symptoms of OSA
- Silent when using
- An alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
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