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Sleep Apnea – It’s not just about snoring!

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.

There are three main types of sleep apnea,

SYMPTOMS

The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apnea include:

RISK FACTORS

Sleep apnea can affect anyone, even children. But certain factors increase your risk.

COMPLICATIONS

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition. Complications can include:

Consequences of sleep apnea may become very serious and affect quality of life. Davidson Family Dentistry offers you the opportunity to come in for a consultation and evaluation. Call our office (515-279-3848) to schedule an appointment to see if you would be a candidate for an oral device. If sleep apnea is diagnosed we may be able to fit you with a custom oral sleep appliance.

 

Source: Mayo Clinic

 

Posted August 21st, 2019