Sleep apnea is a potentially serious health condition that is characterized by loud snoring or pauses in breathing during sleep. Many people with sleep apnea are unaware of their condition, or they are inadequately treated. If you have sleep apnea, at Bayview Dental we can help.
If you have sleep apnea, you may be at an increased risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. Your symptoms may include loud snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, a dry mouth or sore throat upon waking, irritability, morning headaches, fatigue and daytime sleepiness. Dr Chandra can recommend treatments that fit comfortably into your life and allow you to get a better night’s sleep.
Health risks of sleep aponea:
High blood pressure
Decreased sex drive
Are you getting the rest you want?
Nearly nine out of ten people with sleep aponea are not being treated or diagnosed properly. The breathing interruptions interfere with their sleep, and they can occur hundreds of times a night. Even though these interruptions may only last a few seconds, they can prevent a person from falling into restful REM sleep, which keeps the body in a constant state of stress.
For mild and moderate sleep apnoea, Dr Chandra is able to fabricate devices that are made from acrylic and fit inside your mouth, much like an athletic mouthguard.
These devices open your airway by bringing your lower jaw or your tongue forward during sleep.
You will need to bring your sleep apnoea guard with you to your regular appointments to have your dentist adjust the mouthpiece for continual fit and maximum effect.
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