Sleep Apnea CareSleep Apnea Calgary: Insomnia? Snoring? Restless leg syndrome?
obstructive Sleep Apnea – what is it?
Do you experience insomnia? Snoring? Restless leg syndrome?
If you answered yes to any of those unwelcome symptoms, you may be experiencing sleep disordered b
So What is
sleep disordered breathing?
Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a condition characterized by repeated episodes of Hypopnea (under-breathing) and Apnea (not breathing) during sleep; it is a condition that may be life-threatening. SBD is often distinguished by short pauses in breathing during sleep or by loud snoring and a choking sensation.
Did you know that these unintentional pauses in your breathing in any given night be may be as high as 100 episodes or more in just a 1-hour period alone?
It is important that sleep apnea is recognized early because it is directly linked to serious health risks. It can reduce normal blood oxygen levels, which in turn may lead to coronary artery disease, excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, heart attack or even stroke! This condition is also attributable to many other conditions and symptoms.
How Do We Treat sleep apnea or sDB?
Many sleep disorders can be treated today by the use of oral appliances. These appliances are placed in the mouth and are worn much like an orthodontic appliance or a sports mouth protector. They are worn to help prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat so that the airway stays open during sleep. These appliances help to promote adequate air intake and to provide better sleep in people who snore and have a medical condition known as sleep apnea.
At NW Calgary Dental clinic, we use a custom-made device called a SomnoMed MAS. This device consists of upper and lower dental plates. It has a unique patented fin-
It is made from durable, fade-proof acrylic and is covered by a
How can your sleep apnea team in Calgary help?
Nosehill Dental ensures that each individual has access to dental solutions tailored to their specific needs, without exceptions. All our patients are treated equally and are encouraged to ask questions, seek clarification, and take an active role in their own dental care plan, in order to achieve oral health for life.
Do you suspect that you may be experiencing sleep apnea or know someone who is? Don’t hesitate to ask us today!