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Sleep Dentistry

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that arises when a person’s breathing is obstructed during sleep and the body is jolted out of REM sleep. The main cause of sleep apnea is a weakness in the throat which causes it to close during sleep. A mispositioned jaw, most commonly caused by tension in the muscles, can also be a culprit of the disorder.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

If untreated, sleep apnea can cause you to have short breathing pauses repeatedly during your sleep cycle. In many instances, if you have sleep apnea, you don’t actually know you suffering from it. Normally your partner, spouse or roommate would takes notice of you gasping or choking in the middle of the night. Some common symptoms of sleep apnea are:

Long Term Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

When left untreated for years, sleep apnea has the potential to increase your risk for very serious health problems such as:

Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can be a nightly interruption that makes getting the restful, restorative sleep your body and mind need nearly impossible. Sleep apnea is one of the fastest growing specialties in dentistry. If you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, contact us at 1 808-737-9882 so that we can set up a consultation and come up with a solution that you are comfortable with!

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