Snoring from Sleep Apnea and Airway Restrictions
A Real Epidemic
Sleep disorders and sleep apnea has become a greater and more significant health issue in America. According to sleepapnea.org, 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and 80% of the cases haven’t even been diagnosed yet.
We want to help! Sleep apnea can have significant health implications, especially when left untreated. Here at Paramount Dental Center, we want to help you discover solutions to remedy this frustrating and serious problem. It will benefit you and the one sleeping next to you, every night.
Complications of Untreated Sleep Apnea
A good night’s sleep is the time our body needs to regenerate and heal from the processes of each day. When sleep apnea robs our bodies of this time to recover, some serious medical conditions can arise. According to the Mayo Clinic complications may include the following:
Repeated awaking at night from sleep apnea makes restorative sleep impossible. Without this healing sleep time, you’re likely to have fatigue, irritability, and daytime drowsiness.
High Blood Pressure or Heart Problems
When your airway is restricted, your blood oxygen levels suddenly drop. This increases blood pressure and strains your cardiovascular system, which leads to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and abnormal heartbeating.
Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep apnea increases your risk of developing Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes.
Studies have shown that people with sleep apnea are more likely to show signs of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome include high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood sugar and an increased waist circumference which is linked to a higher risk of heart disease.
Noone likes to sleep next to a loud snoring partner because it also prevents them from healthy restorative sleep. Your sleep apnea complications are also applied to the partner you’re keeping up at night.
Treatment of Airway Restrictions and Sleep Apnea
One of the most common ways of treating sleep disorders and sleep apnea is using a CPAP machine. The problem with this solution, though effective, is very cumbersome and uncomfortable.
Our system is to help design an oral application that is more like a mouth guard to open your airway while sleeping. Our Seattle Snore Guard, as pictured, is designed to open your throat by bringing your jaw forward.
If you are struggling with getting a full night’s rest because of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), please contact our team so we can help guide you towards wellness through sleep.