Sleep Apnea

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Posted on Jun 30, 2012 in Sleep Apnea
How do dental appliances treat sleep apnea?

Numerous appliances are available to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Research has shown that many dental appliances are quite effective and can now be considered as an alternative to other treatments. Dental appliances offer several advantages over other treatments. They’re inexpensive compared with other treatments, they’re non-invasive and non-surgical, they’re easy to fabricate, and they’re […]

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 in Sleep Apnea
How is obstructive sleep apnea treated?

There are many treatments for sleep apnea including surgical procedures, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, and oral appliances that keep the jaw in place during sleep. Practical Measures Lose weight. People with severe sleep apnea are almost always overweight. Losing weight will reduce excess tissue volume in the upper airway, decrease the load in the chest […]

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 in Sleep Apnea
How is obstructive sleep apnea diagnosed?

A definitive diagnosis of OSA can only be accomplished by a sleep test called a polysomnogram. During sleep a polysomnogram machine measures ventilation, gas exchange, cardiac rhythm, the number and length of apneic episodes, assesses oxygen saturation, determines sleep stages, and detects arousals. With new mobile sleep technology, this test can be taken in the […]

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 in Sleep Apnea
What are some of the signs and symptoms?

Adults Heavy Snoring Gasping or choking during the night Excessive daytime sleepiness Frequent arousals during sleep Non-refreshed sleep Restless sleep Morning headaches Nausea Personality changes such as becoming irritable or temperamental Severe anxiety or depression Poor job performance Clouded memory Intellectual deterioration Occupational accidents Impotence Decreased sex drive Bruxing Dry mouth when you awaken Scratchy […]

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 in Sleep Apnea
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious condition. The airway closes many times during the night significantly reducing oxygen levels in the body disrupting sleep. In varying degrees, this can result in excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, reflux, depression, heart attack, stroke, and death. Sleep apnea causes a significant drop of oxygen levels […]

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