Do you suffer from sleep apnea? It might be an issue if any of these symptoms seem familiar:
Sleep apnea is a serious health problem that interrupts a person’s breathing as they rest. In fact, if your condition is undiagnosed and untreated, you may stop breathing dozens or hundreds of times every night. As a result, your brain and your overall body are being deprived of the oxygen they desperately need. Thankfully, Dr. Kathryn Ryan can offer a helping hand here in Jacksonville, FL! With a custom-made oral appliance, we can prevent interruptions in your breathing and help you wake up feeling ready for the day ahead at last. Please contact Parkway Prosthodontics today to schedule an appointment.
There are two major types of sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the type described above, and it occurs when tissue at the back of the patient’s throat either partially or fully blocks their airway as they sleep. Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), on the other hand, occurs when the brain simply fails to send a signal to your body to breathe. This may be caused by some sort of instability regarding the respiratory control center.
It’s important to remember that anyone, even a child, can be a victim of sleep apnea. However, there are some likely risk factors to keep in mind: