Understanding the Basics of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common condition that can affect you while you sleep. In many cases, sleep apnea is often ignored or cast aside as a simple case of snoring. As a result, people begin experiencing other life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure or heart attack, depression, irritability, and excessive daytime sleepiness. The good news is, there is treatment available.

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes your body to stop breathing while you sleep, which keeps oxygen from flowing to important and essential parts of your body while you sleep. Many things can cause sleep apnea. Your dentist will be able to pinpoint the cause and recommend the best treatment available for your specific condition. Depending on the severity of the condition, sleep apnea treatments include losing weight, avoiding sleeping medications, using special dental devises, and, for extreme cases, surgery.

If you have any questions about sleep apnea, please contact our office. Your dentist will be able to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us take care of your sleep apnea today by giving us a call at 818-886-6100.

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