SNORING OR TROUBLE SLEEPING MAY MEAN YOU HAVE AIRWAY RESISTANCE, WHICH CAN DEVELOP INTO SLEEP APNEA. THESE DISORDERS OCCUR WHEN YOUR AIR PASSAGE BECOMES TEMPORARILY BLOCKED CAUSING BREATHING TO STOP SEVERAL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. Sleep apnea not only increases a patient’s risk for heart attack and stroke, but also interrupts the deep restorative sleep required for energy and mental sharpness, and causes some to experience daytime drowsiness.
Your risk for sleep apnea is higher if you are overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more or obese with a BMI of 30 or higher.
Your risk for sleep apnea is higher if you have a neck size of 17 inches or more for men, or 16 inches or more for women. A large neck has more soft tissue that can block your airway during sleep.
Lack of quality sleep can weaken your immune system leaving you more vulnerable to viruses and infections.
People with GERD (Acid Reflux) often complain of sleep apnea which can worsen heartburn.
Repeated pauses in breathing during sleep can deprive your body of the oxygen it needs to function properly.
People with Sleep Apnea are more likely to develop type II diabetes and visa versa. Sleep Apnea can also make diabetes more difficult to manage.
Sleep apnea can occur at any age. However, it is more common between young adulthood and middle age.
Sleep apnea is more common in men than in women. For women the risk of sleep apnea increases with menopause.
Sleep helps us consolidate memories. People with sleep apnea are more likely to experience memory loss.
Sleep Apnea has been linked to fatty liver disease.
High blood pressure is extremely common in people who have sleep apnea.
We take a Conebeam, 3D image of the airway as a screening for initial diagnosis. We conduct a sleep study on patients who meet the criteria of a possible sleep disorder. The sleep study results are interpreted by a Sleep Specialist Physician to determine the recommended treatment.
There are numerous factors to evaluate before a final diagnosis. Skeletal structure, Physical activity, Diet, Inflammatory diseases, Lifestyle, just to name a few. Quality sleep is vital for our bodies to function properly. Severe sleep disorders can be life-threatening.
We offer a comfortable and convenient solution to help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. You’ll be surprised at the difference a good night’s sleep can make in your life.
While traditional approaches typically include an uncomfortable and inconvenient CPAP machine, our doctors use an FDA approved device more like a simple mouthguard used in athletics.
We design a personalized oral appliance that will keep the jaw in a forward position while you sleep, allowing your airway to remain open for an uninterrupted, better night’s sleep. It is small, portable, quiet, comfortable, and highly effective.
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