Aspects of a Super Smile: Sleep Apnea Prevention and Treatments

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If you are routinely suffering from a sense of extreme tiredness, it may be linked to the fact that you aren’t getting a full night’s sleep. It is possible that you’re waking up through the night and not being aware of it. If you wake you up throughout the night, sleep apnea could be the cause. Here are some important facts concerning sleep apnea:

– Several devices can be used to help improve an individual’s oral health in regard to sleep apnea. Due to the fact sleep apnea is routinely caused by a closed airway, surgery may be required. However, correcting the problem may also be something as simple as sleeping in a different position or using an oral appliance to help support your jaw and airway. CPAP devices are also helpful for improving breathing while sleeping.

– Several risk factors are responsible for the presence of sleep apnea. If you have a family history or genetic predisposition for the condition you will be at an increased risk for sleep apnea. The risks of sleep apnea include your gender, your weight, your age, nasal obstructions, allergies or sinus problems, large tonsils or tongue, or a deviated septum.

– Two common types of sleep apnea are obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Whereas obstructive sleep apnea refers to blockages in the airflow you receive while you sleep, central sleep apnea is linked to the relationship between your brain and your breathing muscles. With central sleep apnea, messages sent from your brain are blocked or are not received by the muscles in your chest that assist with breathing.

If you need treatments for sleep apnea, please stop by Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates for an oral exam from Dr. Marco Holgado and our team at our remarkable dentist office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at 856-429-4600.