SLEEP APNEA & SNORING
Sleep Apnea and Snoring
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When a person suffers from OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea, they cease breathing while they are sleeping for a minimum of 10 seconds various times throughout the night. When you sleep, your body relaxes—but when an individual with OSA sleeps, their soft tissue can over-relax and block their airway. The body reacts to this collapse by interrupting the deep sleep cycle long enough to ensure breathing has once again begun. With this constant interruption, however, a person with OSA doesn't achieve a good night's sleep.
Nearly 40 million Americans suffer from OSA, but not nearly enough sufferers seek treatment.
If left untreated, OSA can cause:
- Heart problems
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
If you suffer from snoring, you are not alone. More than 80 million people throughout the United States snore. Much like those who suffer from OSA, those who snore have restricted airflow while they are sleeping, resulting in breathing problems. Individuals who snore may find themselves incredibly sleepy during the day, suffer from headaches, and may have a compromised quality of life.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends those who suffer from OSA and snoring to obtain certain types of oral devices. Oral devices are beneficial because they fit snuggly inside the mouth, do not use any type of electricity, and allow you to change positions throughout the night