Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment
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Sleep Apnea (SA) is a potentially life-threatening condition which causes the patient to stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. It has been linked to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

Signs:

- Loud snoring
- Gasping for breath during sleep

- Daytime sleepiness
- Headaches
- Nausea upon awakening


03/03/2013

Sleep Apnea Treatment with a Mouthgurard
 
Mouth guards may assist countless persons whose sleep is affected by issues of sleep apnea rest more soundly.
About eighteen million in the US suffer with sleep apnea which obstructs their breathing, this is a common sleep problem, its origin stemming from an blocked airway from the tongue and tissue moving to the rear of the throat while sleeping, resulting in brief periods of halted breathing. This obstructive form of sleep apnea results in greater sleepiness during the day and is related to increased risk of heart conditions, hypertension, stroke risk and loss of life.

The procedure of CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure has proven to be the treatment with the greatest effectiveness for the condition of sleep apnea that obstructs. It is advised that the application of oral devices be used to treat slight to medium obstructive sleep apnea for those who do not seem to find CPAP to be effective or have trouble adhering to the course of treatment.

CPAP treatment requires donning a mask connected to a apparatus which sends air through greater pressure during the night. However, doctors indicate that many persons identify this treatment as being somewhat unbearable and not comfortable. In these cases, an oral implement may prove to be attractive choice.

OSA can be a severe and serious condition, proving to be life threatening for some. However, many find that wearing an oral device during sleep can ease these worries and leave one better rested. Oral devices, which look like mouth guards used in sports, may prove effective in treating mild to more serious sleep apnea without much discomfort and interference.

Researchers indicate that many forms of oral appliances can treat both of the conditions of sleep apnea and snoring. During one’s nighttime rest, the appliance helps to keep your airway unobstructed through moving and stabilizing the mouth, tongue, jaw, and uvula.

The most typical concerns of this disorder include loud, disruptive snoring and grogginess during the day. This condition can be assessed through testing done during sleep through a sleep lab, determining if sleep and breathing are disrupted by the sleep apnea.

 
 
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