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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Approximately 80% of people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are still undiagnosed. As a result, OSA increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cognitive impairment, and depression. Obstructive Sleep Apnea happens when the airway completely or partially collapse during sleep causing interruptions of normal airflow and breathing. These interruptions manifest as snoring and/or gasping and cause decreased oxygenation to the body and brain. Instead of experiencing refreshing and rejuvenating sleep, people suffering with OSA have the opposite effect and wake up tired and feeling unrefreshed.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Approximately 80% of people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are still undiagnosed. As a result, OSA increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cognitive impairment, and depression.

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea happens when the airway completely or partially collapse during sleep causing interruptions of normal airflow and breathing. These interruptions manifest as snoring and/or gasping and cause decreased oxygenation to the body and brain. Instead of experiencing refreshing and rejuvenating sleep, people suffering with OSA have the opposite effect and wake up tired and feeling unrefreshed.

How Do Oral Appliances help Sleep Apnea?

Oral Appliances can be much easier to use than other devices, such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) masks, and have much less impact than invasive surgery. In fact, many patients can obtain complete relief from their Obstructive Sleep Apnea simply from using an Oral Appliance. In some cases, however, depending on the patient’s unique anatomy, combination therapy may be needed to achieve the best results. Oral Appliance Therapy is much more than just wearing a device while you sleep; it’s a whole process, involving a range of medical and dental diagnostics, specific recommendations for each patient, custom Oral Appliance fabrication, and follow-up sleep tests to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

How Do Oral Appliances help Sleep Apnea?

Oral Appliances can be much easier to use than other devices, such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) masks, and have much less impact than invasive surgery. In fact, many patients can obtain complete relief from their Obstructive Sleep Apnea simply from using an Oral Appliance. In some cases, however, depending on the patient’s unique anatomy, combination therapy may be needed to achieve the best results.

 

Oral Appliance Therapy is much more than just wearing a device while you sleep; it’s a whole process, involving a range of medical and dental diagnostics, specific recommendations for each patient, custom Oral Appliance fabrication, and follow-up sleep tests to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

What are the signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep-related breathing disorder, characterized by partial or complete blockage of the airway during sleep. The disorder has specific signs and symptoms, some occurring during sleep and some while awake, along with health issues that can be caused by or related to the sleep apnea. During Sleep:
  • Loud snoring
  • Observed episodes of stopped breathing during sleep
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking
Symptoms while awake:
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headache
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day

What are the signs & symptoms of Sleep apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep-related breathing disorder, characterized by partial or complete blockage of the airway during sleep. The disorder has specific signs and symptoms, some occurring during sleep and some while awake, along with health issues that can be caused by or related to the sleep apnea.

During Sleep:

  • Loud snoring
  • Observed episodes of stopped breathing during sleep
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking

Symptoms while awake:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headache
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day

What's the process in treating Sleep Apnea?

Avenue Dental is committed to helping patients with both diagnostics and treatment of OSA with dental Oral Appliances so that they can live longer, healthier and more vibrant lives. Oral Appliances are the most popular CPAP alternative available, so if you tried CPAP and could not tolerate it, Oral Appliance Therapy might be the best option for you to treat your sleep apnea.

If you snore regularly, wake up frequently, toss and turn during the night, experience night sweats, or are always tired during the day, then you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you think that you might have OSA, please fill our form below for a complementary consultation with Dr. Nazli.

What's the process in treating Sleep Apnea?

Avenue Dental is committed to helping patients with both diagnostics and treatment of OSA with dental Oral Appliances so that they can live longer, healthier and more vibrant lives. Oral Appliances are the most popular CPAP alternative available, so if you tried CPAP and could not tolerate it, Oral Appliance Therapy might be the best option for you to treat your sleep apnea.

 

If you snore regularly, wake up frequently, toss and turn during the night, experience night sweats, or are always tired during the day, then you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you think that you might have OSA, please fill our form below for a complementary consultation with Dr. Nazli.

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