Help With Sleeping Disorders Fort Lauderdale
Having Trouble Sleeping?
The well-being of our patients is important for us, their sleep health included. In most cases, sleep-related disorders are a result of lower amounts of oxygen, especially during the night. Having a sleep disorder means that you are 23 times likely to experience a heart attack than the average person. It has also been noted that those who suffered a stroke had sleep-related problems they weren't aware of. We are trained in such a way that we'll keep you informed on matters of sleep health. We also treat this condition at quite affordable rates.
Over 12 million Americans are estimated to suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Lack of diagnosing has led to an increased number of people with heart problems, diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, traffic accidents, high blood pressure as well as congestive heart failure.
What you don't know is the positive impact dentistry offers in treating this rare condition. Primary therapy entails the use of oral appliances for mild or moderate OSA. It can also work for those with enhanced conditions, especially if they are not able to withstand the CPAP treatment as per the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
It's a sleeping disorder that happens when you run short of breath during sleep. This is a result of the clogging of the air passages. What happens is that the throat muscles, tonsils, soft palate plus the tongue relax, thus making it difficult to breathe. The result is that the oxygen levels will be low at night.
Your doctor will either use a sleep study or a polysomnogram. The sleep study entails you taking a nap at a lab while the sleep experts analyze your body system functions and your brain activity. The information collected will then be used to assess whether you have the condition and, if yes, recommend a personalized treatment option. A dentist well vast with matters OSA will also be involved to prescribe the perfect oral appliance therapy.
If you are not comfortable undergoing the procedure in the lab, we can perform it in the comfort of your home.
Treatment is available, ranging from the use of oral therapy appliances, surgery, BiPAP, and CPAP as a non-invasive opt-in; oral therapy is recommended for mild to moderate treatment of the condition. The BiPAP and CPAP are mainly for keeping the jaws intact as you sleep.
It's advisable to consult your doctor for a preferred treatment option. Whatever method is chosen, it should allow the proper flow of air to avoid any blockages.
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