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Guide to Sleep Apnea and Its Treatment Options

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery
Guide to Sleep Apnea and Its Treatment OptionsSleep apnea is a condition where your breathing pattern is affected while you are asleep, and you end up snoring loudly. The breather pattern is due to pause, and the pause can take about 20 seconds. While you have sleep apnea you briefly lack oxygen while asleep having very short, disrupted sleep that you might not even remember when you wake up. Apnea can cause health risks which can be risky at times. Our dental team will teach you about sleep apnea and what it is likely to cause

Different forms of sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is most popular and occurs when muscles supporting tissues in the airway are relaxed when you are asleep and when the brain stops signals being sent for some time blocking normal airflow, hence snoring. Central sleep apnea is of the nervous central system where the brain stops the signals to muscles controlling breathing at night. It is due to a health problem. Complex sleep apnea is a combination of central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea


Change of lifestyle can treat the sleep apnea problem; the dentist will determine if you have sleep apnea due to a health issue or natural causes. The doctor will advise you to lose some weight for this can reduce the number of times that you get interrupted sleep. This is because your throat can be opened, and this will allow airflow much better while you are asleep. Exercising is another way that the doctor will advise that it reduces sleep apnea. By exercising aerobically, you will strengthen the muscles in the airways hence improving the way that you breathe while asleep. Our dental team will determine what causes you to have sleep apnea and come up with the best treatment option for you.

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