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How Your Dentist Can Help with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment Aloha OR

If you snore or have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you might have come across some of the treatment options available. Fortunately, treatment options can extend your life, help you enjoy an improved quality of life, and help you feel more refreshed throughout your day.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when your throat and the tissues inside it relax, blocking your airway. This sends a danger signal to your brain, and your brain awakens you, so you do not suffocate. This can occur from dozens to hundreds of times per night, though you may not remember any of it.

Because sleep apnea disrupts the restorative sleep necessary for overall health and ...

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Can a Dentist Really Treat My Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea | Hillsboro OR Dentist

Many people suffer from sleep apnea and aren't even aware of it. If you or your loved ones have complaints such as snoring, tiredness, morning headaches, or difficulty sleeping through the night, you may have sleep apnea.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes the sufferer to stop breathing briefly during sleep. This can happen dozens of times per night, leading to poor concentration, exhaustion, snoring, headaches, and other detrimental side effects. If left untreated, it can also contribute to other serious health problems such as hypertension, heart disease, and strokes.

If you believe you may have sleep apnea, please consult your physician. The only way to diagnose ...

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