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Sleep apnea can be dangerous, but it is treatable. Unfortunately, you can’t treat what you don’t know you have, so the first step in avoiding these dangers is to get a diagnosis. Book an appointment with us to learn more!
Sleep apnea obstructs your sleep cycles by causing pauses in your breathing. Each time your breathing gets interrupted, your body is forced out of deep sleep and into a lighter sleep cycle in order to breathe. This can happen hundreds of times a night without you even realizing it is occurring. This can lead to serious, even deadly health risks, such as heart attack, stroke, and deadly car accidents.
Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Loss of Motivation
Inability to Concentrate
Increased Risk of Accidents
High Blood Pressure
Teeth Clenching, Grinding
Fortunately, with proper treatment, most of the risks can be avoided. Your doctor may prescribe CPAP, a pump and mask arrangement you have to wear at night, but many people benefit from an oral appliance, which is comfortable and easy to use. Dental Arts Hawaii offers oral appliances as a treatment for patients with sleep apnea. We custom-make each oral appliance to comfortably rest in your mouth while you sleep. Best of all, it’s just as effective as CPAP.
According to the Department of Health, 80% of people prefer an appliance over a CPAP.
CPAP therapy is usually the first OSA treatment option offered to adults because of its 95% efficacy rate. However, oral appliances may be more effective in a real-world setting because some people are more likely to use them.
Advantages of sleep apnea airway appliances
Oral appliance therapy can help improve the symptoms of OSA. These include moodiness, concentration issues and daytime sleepiness. The devices can also eliminate or reduce snoring. Custom-made oral appliances have become an increasingly popular treatment option for sleep apnea. The devices offer many advantages over breathing devices. They are quieter and more comfortable. It is also easier to take along oral appliances when traveling and the devices are easy to use.
Types of Sleep Apnea
There are two types of sleep apnea – Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnea.
OSA, the most common form, results from a blockage in your air passage. This blockage is caused by a collapse in the soft tissue at the back of your throat and tongue. Your brain and heart don’t receive enough oxygen as a result of OSA. This generally leads to increased blood pressure and heart rate, and can put you at greater risk of heart attack and stroke.
In Central Sleep Apnea, your brain and central nervous system don’t function properly. They fail to tell your body to breathe. No blockage of airways exists in Central Sleep Apnea. It is more of a respiratory malfunction. People suffering from Central Sleep Apnea can experience stoppages in breathing of up to 2 minutes, which can severely impact the amount of oxygen going to your brain and heart.
Witness this short video demonstrating how ProSomnus effectively addresses the concerns of Phil, an actual patient enduring the trials of sleep apnea and snoring for more than ten years.
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