If you find it difficult to stay awake during the day for no reason, or wake up breathless in the middle of the night, you may be one of the millions of Canadians who are affected by sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing periodically while you sleep. Every time you stop breathing, the lack of oxygen alerts your brain and temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Many people don't realize they have sleep apnea because they do not remember their awake time and are falsely made to believe they are getting a good night's sleep.
The following symptoms can indicate sleep apnea:
An estimated 80 million people in North America struggle with snoring. Not only is it considered an annoying condition that affects the quality of sleep of loved ones, but it can also have serious health consequences to the person doing the snoring. Snoring itself may not have personal health consequences, but it can be a sign of possible sleep apnea.
The three categories of sleep apnea:
Yes, after a thorough assessment we can often treat sleep apnea with a simple dental appliance. Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. With that diagnosis and a written prescription for an oral appliance, we can fabricate an oral appliance to help you with snoring and/or mild sleep apnea.
Don’t let any of these symptoms go unnoticed. Contact South London Dental Care Centre at (519) 672-8770 to discuss your symptoms today.
As a family-run, second-generation dental practice, we pride ourselves on treating our patients the way we want our own family to be treated. We provide practical, honest advice you can trust and are always willing to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your oral health.
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