Sleep Apnea - The Basics
Apnea: "without breath" or suffocating
Sleep Apnea: Without breath during sleep or suffocating in your sleep
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Breathing stoppage by mechanical obstruction of the airway or your body "choking" on itself during the night
Central Sleep Apnea: Breathing stoppage caused by neurological condition, or your brain forgetting to tell you to breath
The Process Is Simple.
Sleep study at the hospital hooked up to machines? No thanks. Make an appointment with Sleep Apnea Solutions, and our simple process will determine what your needs might be. From that appointment, you can take a sleep test in the comfort of your own home, return to our office and we will order your custom oral appliance that fits your mouth, and needs, perfectly.
A Typical Dental Sleep Medicine Case:
1. Initial intake records
2. Airway evaluation with pharyngometer/rhinometer
3. Diagnostic sleep test - in the comfort of your own home
4. Follow up appointment with doctor
5. Physician order for appliance
6. Follow up sleep test
40% of adults over 40 years of age snore. 18% of men and 8% of women between 30-70 suffer from some form of OSA. Less than 10% of OSA sufferers have been diagnosed, and of those, less than 25% have been successfully treated.
When left untreated, OSA can take 12-15 years off your life, and increase the risk of glaucoma. Even worse than smoking or diabetes, sleep apnea raises the risk of dying early by 46%.
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