Do you suffer from sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder often associated with snoring. However, just because a person snores, it does not mean they automatically have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is the result of restricted airflow or faulty brain signals to muscles used to breathe while unconscious. Listed below are some common treatment methods of sleep apnea:
– Your sleeping behaviors could be a contributing factor to your sleep apnea. The way in which you sleep and how much you toss and turn at nights could affect, cause, or contribute to the sleep disorder.
– If you have sleep apnea, there are products that can open your airway, including a CPAP, also called a continuous positive air pressure device, which can open airways through your nasal passages.
– There are oral health care applications for sleep apnea that can keep your airway open as you sleep.
– There are surgical procedures which can be used to prevent sleep apnea from occurring.
There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, which is the result of a blockage in the airway, and central sleep apnea, which is the result of failed signals from your brain to your breathing muscles. If you are in need of a treatment for sleep apnea, you can schedule an appointment with our team at Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado at our dentist office in Arvada, Colorado. To schedule a visit with Dr. Chase Bennett and our team, please us at 303.421.2696. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call or visit us today!