Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Do you have
Sleep Apnea?

Do you snore loudly?

Do you ever gasp for breath or stop
breathing briefly during sleep?
Do you feel tired upon awakening?
Do you wake up with a headache?
Do you fall asleep while reading or
watching Television?
Do you have memory or concentration
problems?

If answered yes
to one or more of these questions,
you most likely have sleep apnea.

What is Sleep
Apnea?

Sleep apnea is
characterized by a pause of
breathing during sleep. It can lead
to brain damage or death in severe
cases and headaches and tiredness in
mild cases. 

  • Central sleep apnea is when the
    brain doesn't send the signals
    to breathe.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is when
    the person is trying to breath,
    but there is some obstruction
    blocking their attempts to
    breathe.

What can I do
about sleep apnea?

Non-surgical
cures for sleep apnea include:

  • behavioral changes

  • dental appliances

  • CPAP (continuous positive airway
    pressure)

  • medication

Surgical cures for sleep
apnea:

  • nasal surgery

  • palate implants

  • uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

  • tongue reduction

  • genioglossus advancement

  • thyoid suspension

  • maxillomandibular
    procedures

  • tracheostomy

  • bariatric surgery

Tired? Do you suffer from Sleep Apnea?
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