The Importance Of Treatment
Complications from sleep apnea can include inattentiveness at work, tiredness, risk of accidents, mood swings, high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction. Sleep apnea can also increase the risk of congestive heart failure and stroke. It can lead to difficulty in the treatment processes for conditions such as arterial fibrillation. Children affected by sleep apnea can be hyperactive, high strung, aggressive, and prone to bed wetting. They may have also unusual sleeping positions. Overall, a person suffering from sleep apnea experiences deterioration in the quality of life.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
This is the most common type of sleep apnea. When there is an obstruction to the upper airway, it can cause breathing to stop for brief periods of time during the night. It’s not uncommon for this to happen many, even hundreds of times in one night. If you sleep alone, you may not even be aware this is happening to you.
Causes of Sleep Apnea
Some of the more typical causes of sleep apnea include:
- Deviations in the structure of the face or airways
- Tonsils or tongue that are enlarged
- Too much tissue at the back of the throat
- Muscles to weak to hold the airway open when sleeping
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Effects of Sleep Apnea
When your body does not get enough oxygen while sleeping, it takes a toll on the whole system. Associated complications that can occur include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, stroke, and heart attack. These are serious medical issues, and the sooner the cause is determined, the easier it is to handle.
Oral Appliance Therapy
If Dr. Jaskiel has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, he will provide you with a custom-made plastic mouth guard to be worn at night. In many cases, this is very effective and a much better alternative to a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, which flows oxygen into the throat via a mask worn during sleep. Many people never wear the CPAP because they complain the mask is too uncomfortable.
No More Sleep Apnea, and a New You
It can be a night and day difference when you are now able to sleep through the night, uninterrupted. The next day many patients feel alive and energized; this can be a completely new lifestyle for many people, with tremendous benefits. Dr. Jaskiel’s caring manner and deep desire to help his patients is evident in every treatment he performs. For the most caring and professional miami dentist / Brickell Dentist contact us.
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We welcome the opportunity to help you understand the state of your oral health with a consultation with Miami dentist / Brickell Dentist, Dr. Abraham Jaskiel. He will conduct a thorough examination and discuss the results with you, ensuring you understand all of your dental options.
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