Sleep apnea treatment
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious respiratory disorder that interrupts your sleep. It may or may not be accompanied by snoring.
Obstructive sleep apnea means that you stop breathing for short periods while you are sleeping. These respiratory arrests “called apneas” last between 10 and 30 seconds and sometimes longer. People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea can stop breathing dozens or hundreds of times each night.
Sleep apnea is not only a “disturbing” habit: it is a serious condition that can be life threatening. If not addressed, you risk exposing yourself to serious illnesses, accidents and premature death.
Here are some of the risks of untreated sleep apnea:
- You may develop hypertension
- Your risk of heart attack and cerebro-vascular accident increases
- Your memory and concentration may diminish
- You have a much higher risk of sleeping while driving and of causing a car accident
- You may develop an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
It is of the utmost importance to consult a health professional to keep this serious condition that affects so many people under check. One of the treatments recommended by family physicians and lung specialists is continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP. In those cases where CPAP becomes uncomfortable, a dental appliance may represent a valid alternative. At Mag-Dent Dental Center, we will evaluate with you what can be done in order to solve your sleep apnea problem and help you regain your quality of life and your health.
Contact us to book an appointment and meet with us. At Mag-Dent Dental Center, we take your overall health to heart.