Am I a Candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Am I a Candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

August 8, 2017 Sleep Apnea

Does your spouse or partner complain that you are a horrible snorer? Maybe you feel fatigued as soon as you wake each day, and remember that you went through a night of disrupted sleep? If so, you could be a candidate for sleep apnea treatment and the team at Sana Dental in Edmonton, AB wants to help.

Understanding Sleep Apnea Treatment

As your dentist in Edmonton, we cannot officially or formally diagnose you with sleep apnea. That is something that is done by your doctor or in a sleep clinic setting. However, once you are diagnosed with it, and become a formal candidate for sleep apnea treatment, we can certainly help.

To understand treatment means understanding OSA or sleep apnea. The condition occurs when the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses backward as you sleep. This closes your airway and causes you to stop breathing momentarily. Your body realizes what is happening and makes you gasp to open the airway. This also disrupts your sleep. You might wake up fully or only partially, not remembering just how many times it happened during the night. It is not unusual for a patient to wake dozens of times throughout the night.

This leads to daytime drowsiness, foggy thinking, headaches, mood swings and more. However, anyone who is a candidate for sleep apnea treatment will want to pursue it because of the health issues that OSA creates. You may experience elevated blood pressure, diabetes, increased risks for heart attack or stroke, and more.

The Treatment

Once you are diagnosed with OSA, you are a candidate for sleep apnea treatment. We can offer you different oral appliances that work against the condition by realigning your bite and preventing the soft tissue of the throat from falling backward. It is an instant fix and works for a great many people with OSA.

Experience a Better Night’s Sleep with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Would you like to learn more about treatment? If so, give us a call at our Edmonton, AB office at 1-780-476-3391. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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