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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Could Be the Issue

If you have been feeling tired lately it could have something to do with your breathing. According to Sturm & Associates, obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that affects people all over the planet.

Unfortunately, people who don’t have a partner when sleeping often have no idea that they are suffering from a potentially life threatening condition.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If you follow the Sturm & Associates Blog, you will recall that obstructive sleep apnea, also referred to as OSA, and is a condition that causes someone to abruptly wake up while they are asleep. These episodes can happen as many as thirty times every sixty minutes waking the person up so that he or she can breathe again.

While no one has nailed down a specific cause, there are some who have a higher risk of OSA than others do.

People in the High OSA Risk Category

  • Loud Snorers
  • Being Male
  • Family History of Snoring or OSA
  • Smaller Lower Jaw
  • Large Neck Size
  • Obesity
  • Large Tonsils and Adenoids
  • Consuming Alcohol before Bedtime
  • Women who are Post-Menopausal
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Acromegaly

While some studies suggest that 4 percent of middle aged men and 2 percent of middle aged women in Canada suffer from OSA, Dental Sleep Medicine specialist Dr. Judy Sturm fears the number could be much higher.

Higher numbers because most people who sleep alone have no idea they suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.

Dental Sleep Medicine for OSA

Thankfully, if you or someone you know suffers from OSA, there is help without resorting to CPAP therapy or surgery.

Dental sleep medicine in Toronto is remarkable and when used with oral appliance therapy offers extreme relief for people who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. As a result, everyone has a good nights sleep.

No Diagnosis for Sleep Apnea

If you haven’t been diagnosed, but suspect you may be suffering because you wake up gasping or your partner has mentioned it, schedule an OSA consultation with your obstructive sleep apnea specialist in Yorkville.

Dr. Judy Sturm has the experience and expertise to help you sleep better. With her dental sleep medicine training she can diagnose and treat your mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Sturm uses customized solutions for both snoring and OSA. It really is that easy to get a better night’s sleep when you know what the problem is and you can address it.

Dental Sleep Medicine in Toronto

If you would like to learn more about OSA treatments, or more about oral appliance therapy, call, send a text or a direct message to Sturm & Associates.