Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts. This occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax and your airway narrows or closes as you breathe in. This is followed by a snort, choke or gasp, as the brain is telling the body to wake up and reopen the airways.
It decreases oxygen levels which can damage the nerve that links the eyes to the brain.
It is linked to brain
damage that causes memory
loss and thinking problems.
People are more likely to have slower metabolisms and be obese.
Lack of oxygen makes it harder
for the body to use insulin to
keep blood sugar in check.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
If you have checked more than one of the above, you may need to be tested.
If you think you might suffer from this condition, there are a wide variety of specialists you can consult. However, medical doctors are increasingly turning to dentists for help as they understand the inner-workings of the mouth, tongue, and jaw and the way this complicated system interacts.
Each case and condition varies, but Dr. Julie Storm works closely with your medical doctor to find the best solution for you. Our dental appliance can reduce your risk of serious health complications and increase your quality of sleep.