Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans according to the National Sleep Foundation. This condition is described as frequent pauses in breathing during sleep due to blocked airways. Patients who suffer from this condition are plagued with sleeping troubles and other serious issues. At Pro Dental Care, we can help you with this condition so you can finally receive the good night’s sleep that you deserve.
People with sleep apnea suffer from pauses in breathing during sleep that can occur five to 30 times a night. These pauses can last from a few seconds to a minute. A snoring, gasping or choking sound is produced after the pause resumes. The repeated pauses are very serious and leaving this condition untreated can result in even more severe health issues. Some of these issues include hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
In order to remedy this problem, Pro Dental Care offers high-quality, lightweight oral appliances. The oral appliance is worn during sleep in order to position the lower jaw in a way that allows the airway to remain open and unobstructed.
If you believe you may be suffering from sleep apnea, call the Pro Dental Care location near you to schedule an appointment.