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Did you know that about 90% of individuals with sleep apnea haven’t been diagnosed? This is especially problematic because sleep apnea can cause several problems with your health. In fact, sleep apnea can cause your brain to get less oxygen and cause problems with your cardiovascular system.

While this is a problem, do you know exactly what sleep apnea is? Essentially, sleep apnea is caused by a blockage in your airway while you sleep. Generally, this blockage is caused when your tongue or muscles droop into your airway. This is problematic because when your airway is obstructed, you may stop breathing.

Luckily, our dentist can provide you with a few options. Naturally, we will examine your individual needs and give you specific advice. Occasionally, a change in diet or an exercise routine may be enough to address your issue. At other times, you may need a custom mouth guard designed to fit your mouth comfortably. This guard keeps your airway open.

If you wake up tired consistently or frequently have a sore throat, we recommend contacting our team so Dr. Chase Bennett can give you specific advice. If you are interested in learning more, or would like to schedule an appointment with us, please don’t hesitate to give Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado a call at 303.421.2696. We’re excited to hear from you soon!