According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Those are staggering numbers. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, our blog serves as an educational tool for all things dentistry. Today we felt compelled to discuss snoring and sleep apnea. If you suffer from either of these problems or if a loved one suffers, we encourage you to read on. Dentistry has brought about some terrific advances in sleep apnea treatment. We hope you enjoy!
July 9, 2015
February 26, 2014
Do you have sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition characterized by brief lapses in breath during sleep. These can range from just a few in the course of an evening to so many that sleep is severely disturbed. A significant percentage of people that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea don’t even know they have the affliction. Hopefully this can shed some insight into the problem. (more…)
October 16, 2013
Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by short intervals where breathing stops during sleep. The higher risk categories for obstructive sleep apnea are males, people who are overweight, those that have someone in the family that has sleep apnea, those over 65 years old, or anyone that uses tobacco products. Sleep apnea has been known to cause restless sleep, daily fatigue, hypertension, morning headaches, irritability, moodiness, depression, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, stroke, loss of productivity, and many other serious preventable problems. In addition to these problems we have compiled a few less known and possibly less understood implications of obstructive sleep apnea. (more…)