Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Help from a Professional

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Sleep Apnea

Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea can often be treated through the use of an oral appliance. This appliance opens airways and helps you breath better. This customized appliance helps reduce snoring and increase oxygen in the airways by fitting comfortably between your teeth and increasing the amount of space for your tongue. Visiting a prosthodontist can sometimes be an alternative to the loud CPAP machines that many patients find uncomfortable to use. Reducing the tension in the jaw can help patients with other serious symptoms as well, such as TMJ, hypertension and severe hypoxemia.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea should not be ignored. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can lead to chronic fatigue and daytime sleepiness, affecting an individual's quality of life and productivity. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, OSA often goes undiagnosed, and individuals may not realize they have a problem until it starts affecting their daily activities and relationships.

Aside from feeling tired, you may have an increased increased risk of cardiovascular problems. A study published in the European Respiratory Journal found that patients with OSA have a higher likelihood of developing hypertension, stroke, and heart disease. The interrupted breathing during sleep can cause fluctuations in blood pressure and oxygen levels, putting strain on the heart and blood vessels.

Additionally, OSA can contribute to mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. The National Sleep Foundation states that sleep disturbances, including OSA, can disrupt the production of neurotransmitters in the brain, leading to mood disorders. Additionally, the excessive daytime sleepiness caused by OSA can impact cognitive function and may contribute to memory problems and difficulties in concentration.

Don't ignore Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Call Atwood Advanced Dentistry to get the help you need!

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