<img class=”alignleft wp-image-116″ src=”http://schmittdental.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/custom-dental2-215×215.jpg” alt=”custom dental2″ width=”150″ height=”150″ />If you’ve been experiencing insomnia, restless sleep, frequent trips to the bathroom in the night, problems concentrating, chronic fatigue, night sweats and/or loud snoring, you could be suffering from sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea is a common and serious disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night. This means the brain, and the rest of the body, may not be getting enough oxygen. If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in: high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, heart attacks, diabetes, depression, worsening ADHAD, and overall poor performance in everyday activities.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea and is caused by a blockage in the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep. The good news is that sleep apnea can be treated right here at Schmitt Dental! We offer custom fitted appliances designed to keep your oral structures in place and your airway clear so you (and your spouse) can sleep comfortably. Come see us, we’d love to help!