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Understanding Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder usually caused by blockage in the upper airways. When airflow through the nose and mouth is blocked and breathing may stop for 10 seconds or longer. People who have sleep apnea usually snore loudly and are very tired during the day. Snoring and sleep apnea are related disorders but not all snorers will develop sleep apnea, and not all sleep apnea patients snore.
Sleep apnea is a concern as this is a potentially life-threatening disorder. This sleep disorder can affect both children and adults. Patients who have this are so fatigued during the day. It can lead to impaired daytime functioning if left untreated. Some patients also developed high blood pressure, heart attack and possibly stroke.
Sleep Apnea And Your Dentist
Did you know that dentists are often the first ones to know if patients have potential sleep apnea as they usually come in contact with them more frequently? Most dentists are specially trained to manage this sleep disorder. They have undergone special training and are very skilled to treat this using behavioral modification and dental appliances. A confirmation from you sleep specialist is required however before treatment commences.
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