Consequences and treatment for sleep apnea and snoring.

Did you know that one snorer in four has a potentially fatal disorder called sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea causes breathing problems during sleep. Repeated pauses in breathing occur during the night. The obstruction can be partial (hypopnea) or complete (apnea).

Sleep apnea episodes disturbs restful sleep and prevents oxygen from reaching the brain.

Daily consequences:

  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Memory trouble
  • Concentration trouble
  • Behavioural problems
  • Grogginess upon waking up
  • Headaches

Nightly consequences:

  • Excessive snoring
  • Feeling of suffocation
  • Disturbed and/or restless sleep
  • Excessive sweating
  • Incontinence

Light to medium sleep apnea and snoring can be cured with a mandibular advancement device. This treatment has a success rate of 75%.

For severe sleep apnea and snoring, a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Ventilation device (also known as CPAP) might help you.

Does your snoring bother you? Do you think you suffer from sleep apnea? Talk to our dentists today, they can help you to have a good sleep!

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