Sleep Apnea Awareness Day March 20
Are you aware that sleep apnea awareness day falls on March 20th? That’s right. March 20th is the day where everyone should pay close attention to signs and symptoms that aren’t always obvious.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sturm & Associates explains that this potentially deadly disorder causes people of all ages to stop breathing while they sleep. This happens for a variety of reasons that include genetics, weight and sex.
There are three types:
- A Combination of the Two
Dr. Judy Strum advises that you pay attention to how your partner sleeps.
If your partner snores pay attention to how he or she is breathing as well because if breathing stops, it could be a sign.
Other Signs and Symptoms:
- Witnessed Breathing Cessation
- Loud Snoring
- Waking up Gasping for Breath
- Dry Mouth
- Morning Headaches
- Mood Swings
- Lack of Libido
- Trouble Staying Awake
Of course if you are dealing with any of the above symptoms you should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or with Sturm & Associates.
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment
Sleep apnea isn’t always something dentists can diagnose, but Dr. Judy Sturm can. As a licensed and preferred provider of dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy your dentist in Yorkville can treat AND diagnose your sleep apnea.
This means you won’t have to spend weeks driving all over town just to find out if you are suffering from central or obstructive sleep apnea.
Dental Sleep Medicine
Dental sleep medicine is one of the biggest breakthroughs. Using oral appliance therapy and occasional CPAP Therapy dental sleep medicine eliminates the need for surgery which works but isn’t always successful in the long term. Sadly people who have had surgery can deal with the same issue over time.
Oral appliance therapy uses oral splints and mouth guards to gently hold the mouth into position. These oral appliances custom made by your Toronto dentist allow you or the person suffering to breathe normally without waking up gasping for breath.
Sleep Apnea is Deadly
This Saturday have a chat with your family and friends. Find out if any of them are experiencing any of the above symptoms or if they know someone who is.
This disorder is potentially deadly and needs to be addressed as soon as it is discovered.
Call and schedule an appointment with Sturm & Associates in observance of sleep apnea day.