Hope for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
It disrupts sleep and causes problems with the household, but it could also be a sign of something else and that something else is obstructive sleep apnea.
If your partner’s snoring is getting worse, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Yorkville dentist for diagnosis and treatment.
If calling a dentist for snoring seems strange it really isn’t as dental sleep medicine is one of the best ways to treat snoring. It’s also the best way to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
OSA Quite Common
If you have been following this blog, you’ll know that obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes millions, if not billions, of people all over the globe to stop breathing while sleeping.
This sometimes deadly problem happens so quickly that most have no idea they have obstructive sleep apnea or OSA.
Those quick episodes are cessations in breathing while sleeping. Some people with the disorder stop breathing 30 to 40 times every night.
This not only causes problems for the person, but also the person who sleeps next to the sufferer.
Because the brain wakes up the person with OSA when he or she gasps, the episodes last less than a second. In fact, they are so quick the person usually goes straight back to sleep without remembering the breathing cessation.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Dr. Judy Strum is a dentist in Toronto who has been licensed and trained to offer diagnosis and treatment for people suffering from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
If you suspect you may have OSA check for the following signs:
- Waking with Dry Mouth
- Morning Headaches
- Loss of Libido
- Tired all the Time
- Witnessed Cessations in Breathing
- Problems Staying Awake
- Loud Breathing While Sleeping
- Mood Swings
- Memory Loss
- Lack of Concentration
- Teeth Clenching and/or Grinding
Dental Sleep Medicine in Toronto
Dental sleep medicine is the most comfortable way to combat obstructive sleep apnea. With Dr. Judy Sturm you can be diagnosed and treated without having to go all over the city. It’s the best way to get and good night’s sleep. It’s also the best way to keep your household happy.
Dental Sleep Medicine
Oral appliance therapy is often used for dental sleep medicine along with other types of non-invasive therapy.
Sometimes losing weight or switching medications can reduce OSA episodes as can meditation and a change in diet.
If you think you may have OSA or have been told you snore, call or send a text to Sturm & Associates.
Getting a better night’s sleep is easy with dental sleep medicine. Send a direct message for a consultation in Yorkville today.