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Nearly 20 Million Americans Have Some Level of Sleep Apnea

If loud snoring and fatigue are taking their toll on your life, you may have a disorder called sleep apnea. While common, many are unaware they have the condition or have never been diagnosed. Those with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly while sleeping, restricting oxygen flow to the brain and other organs. Some people stop breathing hundreds of times throughout the night without even knowing. Sleep apnea is a serious condition and warrants a prompt evaluation by a professional.

“Sleep apnea occurs when you go to bed at night, and you fall asleep and the tongue starts to fall back into the airway and plugs up the airway so you can’t breathe.”

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Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Many people don’t realize they have a problem until snoring becomes an issue or they find they are extremely sleep deprived. Interrupted sleep can take its toll on your well-being and quality of life.

Some of the warning signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

Men over 40 years of age are at a greater risk of developing sleep apnea than women. Obesity, carrying excessive weight, or drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of sleep and breathing problems.

Not treating sleep apnea can lead to the following:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB)
  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmia
  • Diabetes
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Migraines
  • Obesity
  • Brain Fog
  • Memory Problems
  • Impotence in Men
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Dental Device for Sleep Apnea

CPAP (the breathing machine) has been the number one treatment prescribed by physicians to correct sleep apnea. However, more than 50% of patients cannot tolerate CPAP and do not wear it. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) the first and best alternative to CPAP is the dental device. Dr. Boscia can make one of these devices for you and in many cases medical insurance will help cover some of the cost.

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“The number one treatment for sleep apnea prescribed by physicians is the CPAP.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, that’s what that stands for.”

Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Interfere with Your Life

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