Stop Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition that people all over the world suffer from. Even children with adenoids and tonsils or kids with respiratory issues might have to deal with it.
Thankfully Sturm & Associates diagnose and treat OSA using less intrusive solutions such as oral appliance therapy and dental sleep medicine.
The Silent Disorder
For some OSA is called the silent disorder because most people have no idea they are suffering from this it. The reason for this is because those who sleep alone will never know they wake up 30 times every hour because they can’t breathe.
Studies show that people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea have a narrow throat when they breathe while sleeping.
Scientists believe this is because the throat relaxes so much that the back of the throat closes up. Of course, when this happens the brain wakes the person up so that they can get back to a night so relaxing night’s sleep.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea CPAP Therapy
Most sleep specialists recommend CPAP therapy and while it works for some, it doesn’t always work for others. For those patients Dr. Sturm recommends oral appliance therapy and dental sleep medicine.
As a licensed and certified dental sleep medicine provider in Toronto, Dr. Judy Sturm is equipped to diagnose and treat OSA, but that isn’t all. Your sleep apnea dentist in Yorkville is also able to help people who snore.
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
If you or someone you know snores it makes it difficult to sleep. If you follow this blog you will recall that snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. However, not everyone who snores suffers from OSA.
The only way to tell if your chronic snoring is a symptom of OSA is to schedule an appointment with a specialist in Yorkville.
During a sleep study your sleep specialist will evaluate your sleeping patterns. This will help with diagnosis.
For example, the sleep machines measure how many times a person wakes up during the night. It also measures other things that are going on physically. This helps Dr. Sturm and her associates comes up with a diagnosis.
Dental Sleep Medicine
If you are diagnosed with OSA oral appliance therapy is a conservative solution that will help you sleep better.
Obstructive sleep apnea is serious and if left untreated causes serious health problems. Call and schedule an appointment for an obstructive sleep apnea evaluation with Sturm & Associates today.