Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) has finally started to get widespread recognition as the deadly killer it can be. For many people suffering from this condition, it's equivalent to holding your breath for a few seconds every minute for hours on end. This puts an enormous amount of stress on your lungs, blood pressure, heart, and most notably your quality of sleep. Studies have proven that without the proper amount of REM sleep every night, you lose large amounts of cognitive ability when awake. Cardiac disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes have already been proven to be related to OSA, not including other conditions that haven't been studied in detail yet. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends a OSA sleep appliance for mild to moderate OSA treatment. However all appliances are not the same and can create additional problems with your oral health if your airway is not evaluated in detail with 3D imaging. Call us at Manoa Dental to schedule a consult with Dr. Keri Do to see how she treats OSA with non-invasive treatment.

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