Having Trouble Sleeping?
“An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed.” – American Sleep Apnea Association
If your sleep is disturbed because of abnormal pauses in breathing or occurrences of unusually low breathing during sleep, you may have sleep apnea. The word “apnea” is literally defined as “without breath.”
A few indications of sleep apnea are:
The Sleep Dangers of Sleep Apnea
A lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on your health.
When was the last time you slept the recommended full eight hours? Unfortunately, if you continue an unhealthy routine of sleepless nights, the following consequences may be a result:
Oral Device Support
Most people have heard of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The CPAP machine assists a person with sleep apnea to breathe regularly and without difficulty during sleep. Another option available is a mandibular advancement appliance, which is a device worn at night to keep airways open during sleep. With the device, the lower jaw is moved forward, creating a space in the back of the throat to keep the mandible and tongue from falling back.
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