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Sleep Apnea Treatment For Better Health In Children And Adults

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g., a theater or a meeting)
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

    Snoring? Do you Snore Loudly (loud enough to be heard through closed doors or your bed-partner elbows you for snoring at night)?
    Tired? Do you often feel Tired, Fatigued, or Sleepy during the daytime (such as falling asleep during driving or talking to someone)?
    Observed? Has anyone Observed you Stop Breathing or Choking/Gasping during your sleep ?
    Pressure? Do you have or are being treated for High Blood Pressure ?
    Body Mass Index more than 35 kg/m2?
    Age older than 50 ?
    Neck size large ? (Measured around Adams apple)
    Gender = Male ?

      Both adults and children can develop sleep apnea, a medical condition that can cause serious health problems. If you or your child stops breathing at night for periods of up to a minute or more, sleep apnea is most likely the cause. The condition can result in hundreds of episodes per night in more severe cases, with symptoms often going undiagnosed.

      Sleep Apnea Causes

      When you are asleep, the throat muscles naturally relax to a certain extent. For sufferers of sleep apnea, this can lead to a constriction of the airway. The tongue can also contribute to sleep apnea symptoms by dropping back and impeding normal breathing. Sleep disruption is a common side effect of sleep apnea, which lowers oxygen levels. If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications.

      sleep apnea Tree Graphic

      Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

      People who frequently snore are highly likely to also suffer from sleep apnea. Feeling lethargic after a full night’s sleep is another common warning sign. Other indications of sleep apnea may include choking during sleep, regularly waking up with a dry mouth, or being made aware of symptoms by a partner or family member.

      Pediatric Sleep Apnea

      Sleep deprivation resulting from sleep apnea can manifest in several ways. Compromised concentration, behavioral issues, an inability to focus, and poor school grades are often secondary effects of sleep apnea. The Healthy Start oral appliance is an effective treatment for sleep apnea that is suitable for children. This treatment method is recommended by Green Dental, as it results in the permanent expansion of the airway. Children will feel refreshed after a full night’s sleep and related symptoms will likely disappear.

      Adult Sleep Apnea

      Health complications such as high blood pressure and heart problems are closely linked to sleep apnea in adults. At Green Dental of Alexandria, Dr. Park can provide an oral appliance that is individualized to the patient’s specific needs. The appliance works by ensuring the lower jaw is held in a forward position, which keeps the airway open during sleep.

      Green Dental of Alexandria has advanced dental technology and we offer innovative and non-invasive solutions, including The Vivos® System and NightLase® laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.

      If you value your health and quality of life, seek intervention to eliminate sleep apnea symptoms with a free consultation at Green Dental. Contact us today to book your time with Dr. Hye Park.

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