Obstructive Sleep Apnea There is Help
Getting a good night’s sleep is important. If you don’t get at least seven hours of good sleep, your body will pay the price. While there are many reasons people aren’t able to sleep, obstructive sleep apnea, is at the top of the list.
Sadly, most people aren’t aware that they are suffering from a potentially deadly disorder.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
If you follow the Sturm & Associates Blog, you will recall that obstructive sleep apnea, which is also called OSA, causes a person to wake up numerous times while sleeping.
Because the throat is so relaxed, it closes making the person gasp and choke for breath.
If that person isn’t sleeping with anyone they probably aren’t even aware they have OSA, and while they might not have it, should schedule an appointment so that it can be ruled out.
Sleep apnea causes people to fall asleep at the wheel, at work and when least expected.
Because people who suffer aren’t getting a proper night’s sleep they may also deal with low libido, dry mouth, mood swings depression and loss of memory to say the least.
While no one knows for sure why people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine Dr. Judy Sturm says the following could be a contributor:
- Heavy Alcohol Use
- Family History
- Certain Medications
- Large Neck Size
- Tonsils and Adenoids
Help for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
CPAP Therapy is the most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and while it does work, most people find it incredibly bulky and cumbersome. So uncomfortable that some refuse to use the device causing further problems with OSA.
If left untreated OSA can lead to heart attack and stroke. Having a diagnosis and treatment plan is the only way to sleep at night and possibly save your life.
Dental Sleep Medicine in Toronto
Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates is licensed and experienced to diagnose and treat the disorder using oral appliance therapy and other non-invasive solutions.
For some, meditation and breathing exercises may help while for others, splints and mouth guards seem to do the trick.
The objective of dental sleep medicine in Yorkville is to make it as noninvasive as possible.
While surgery is used for obstructive sleep apnea it is usually a last resort as some patients see the problem returning in as little as 12 months.
Help for OSA in Yorkville
If you are someone you know has OSA, or would like a diagnosis and treatment, call or send a text and talk to a team member from Sturm & Associates today.