Sleep apnea is a disorder affecting millions of people. This sleep disorder causes breathing pauses and can lead to serious health issues.
There are several types of Sleep Apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea – The muscles in the back of your throat relax too much to allow normal breathing.
Central Sleep Apnea – The brain does not send the proper signals that control your breathing.
Mixed Sleep Apnea – This is Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea combined.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea consists of excessive daytime sleepiness, poor sleep, waking frequently, morning headaches, trouble concentrating, moodiness and irritability.
Who is most likely at Risk for Sleep Apnea?
People 65 or over are more likely to experience this disorder with men having a higher probability. Numerous medical conditions contribute such as heart failure, stroke and kidney failure and the medication needed.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Oral Appliance Therapy can be a good alternative for CPAP machines in sleep apnea patients. At Goldsboro Dental Arts, our doctors can customize treatment plans and appliances for each of our patients depending on the severity of their sleep apnea condition. We can fit an oral appliances unique to the patient’s needs to open up the airways. Contact our team today to schedule your consultation today!