Obstructive Sleep Apnea can cause unwanted health complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and can even shorten your life span.
Sleep Apnea is common disorder that affects men and women through a variety of symptoms.
More people have Obstructive Sleep Apnea than you might think.
25 Million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea
9-21% of women have obstructive sleep apnea
24-31% of men have obstructive sleep apnea
50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder.
48.0% report snoring.
37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.
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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Why do I snore at night?
During sleep, your tongue and throat tissue may relax enough to narrow your airway. Snoring is the sound that is produced when air passes through this partially blocked area causing tissues to vibrate.
OSA is a medical condition where your tongue and soft tissues close off your airway and stop air from entering you lungs. When this occurs during sleep, the oxygen in your blood decreases, your heart races, and your brain panics causing you to startle awake.
Getting the right amount of sleep is vital to your health. Unfortunately, nearly 40 percent of American adults are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night.
If you're not getting a full, restful sleep give us a call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Green. Please call (417) 887-5155
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Custom-fitted oral device can successfully treat obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring.
A customized oral device can help to keep your airway open without obstruction from tubing, loud sleep machinery or forced air through a CPAP.
Many cases of sleep apnea benefit from using a CPAP. This device forces air in through the nose or mouth through tubes or a face mask. Many people struggling with OSA find that the CPAP interferes with sleep even more than the condition alone.
In severe cases a combination of the oral appliance with a CPAP may prove to be the most effective solution. Dr. Green can address these concerns and talk about lifestyle changes in addition to other therapies to help you understand what may be required to restore restful and complete sleep.
If you are experiencing any Obstructive Sleep Apnea symptoms listed above please seek medical help.
Dr. Green is a LVI-trained fellow of Physiologic-Based Dentistry in Springfield, Missouri and can help you determine if you're a candidate to improve your quality of life with more healthy and restful sleep.