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Sleep Apnea Airway Management 

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Sleep apnea is a very serious sleep disorder as it indicates that you stop breathing, as you sleep. This type of disorder should be treated immediately as it could have numerous life-threatening side effects, including high blood pressure, heart failure, or stroke. At Roosevelt Dental Center, we take this situation very seriously and are ready to make your nights better again with oral appliance therapy. 

 

What is Sleep Apnea? 

The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea, which is when the throat muscles relax, leading to the obstruction of the airway.  This severely limits or completely stops the ability to breathe. 

 Over 200,000 people are diagnosed with sleep apnea every year, affecting men more often than women. Other common risk factors include being over the age of 40, being overweight, having a large neck size, and nasal obstruction.  

 

What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea? 

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The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea, which is when the throat muscles relax, leading to the obstruction of the airway.  This severely limits or completely stops the ability to breathe. 

 Over 200,000 people are diagnosed with sleep apnea every year, affecting men more often than women. Other common risk factors include being over the age of 40, being overweight, having a large neck size, and nasal obstruction.  

There are numerous different symptoms that could point toward you having sleep apnea. Some of the most common ones are: 

 

Using Oral Appliance Therapy 

While a CPAP device is commonly used as a treatment option for sleep apnea, many people find it to be extremely uncomfortable. If you were to search Google with “I hate CPAP,” you’ll see just how frustrating the CPAP solution may be for some. An alternative method is oral appliance therapy. This option uses a device that strategically positions your tongue and jaw to allow easier access for airflow. It is custom-made to fit your facial structure and all you have to do is place it in your mouth before you go to bed. 

 

Do You Think You Might be Experiencing Sleep Apnea in Seattle? 

If you are experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, airway management through oral appliance therapy might be the solution to your restless nights and tired days. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.  

 

 

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