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Eliminate Sleep Apnea … Start Sleep … Start Living Again!

Snoring is a more common problem than you think.

Society jokes about snoring and sleeping in separate rooms. But did you know that snoring may be an indication of something more serious? Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is actually a dangerous condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

Here are some common questions and answers…

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a brief period where the sufferer stops breathing during sleep. OSA is the most common form,.the result of an airway obstruction involving possibly mouth, tongue, nose or the throat. An apneic event is where breathing stops for more than 10 seconds.  Five or more apneic events in an hour would qualify a person as having sleep apnea.

What is Sleep Disordered Breathing?

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a term commonly used by practitioners to describe any conditions that results in altered breathing during sleep.

What are other types of SDB?

SDB can result in symptoms other than apnea, which include upper airway resistance, frequent arousal, snoring, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement, and para-somnias (night terrors, sleep walking, sleep paralysis, etc.) and others.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

One can very easily recognize snoring, something can can cause partners to actually move into separate quarters. Other events might present as gasping, choking and long pauses without breathing.

Since these events occur during sleep the patient may not even remember a problem, unless told. However, they often feel tired in the morning; and can fall asleep during potentially hazardous activities like driving or operating machinery.

In addition to these dangers, SDB can play a role in heart disease, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, stroke, sexual performance, and other chronic health issues.

What treatments are available?

Accepted treatments include CPAP, professionally fitted oral appliances, orthodontics that treat obstructed airways, surgery and more. They often include a multidisciplinary approach to eliminate conditions that may be contributing to SDB.

What Can I Do Now?

At the office of Dutch Hill Family Dental, we are trained to put patients on the road to recovery from this potentially dangerous condition. Contact Dr. Pizzolo today if you recognize this condition in yourself or someone close to you, such as your son or daughter.

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