Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sleep Apnea

Do you snore loudly?
Are you frequently sleepy throughout the day?
Has anyone (or yourself) observed you stop breathing during your sleep?
Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. OSA occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. The most noticeable sign of OSA is snoring. Sleep apnea affects adults as well as children.

If left untreated, OSA can cause daytime sleepiness, poor sleep quality, high blood pressure, increased blood sugar levels (as in diabetes), heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, depression, memory problems, sexual difficulties, weight gain and headaches.

Our new Orthophos SL 3D imaging machine is ideal for treating sleep apnea. The machine can accurately measure down to every millimeter needed for a treatment device.

Please contact us if you are concerned about sleep apnea, contact our office.

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