Treatment for Sleep Apnea Snoring
What Is Sleep Apnea?
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The Greek word “apnea” literally means “without breath.” People with any type of untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. This can occur hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer.
Sleep apnea is very common, but because of a lack of awareness, the vast majority of sufferers remain undiagnosed and, therefore, untreated. This is disturbing considering that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be a life-threatening condition.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is considered by many to be one of the most serious health disorders, affecting up to 100 million people in North America. This disease is often accompanied by problematic or disruptive snoring; however, it is possible to have serious sleep apnea with no snoring at all.
Snoring once was thought of as a nuisance rather than a serious health issue, but modern-day scientific research reveals that snoring is not a harmless issue. Some of the most notable findings for OSA are increased risk of:
We can evaluate, diagnose, and treat sleep apnea.
If you are looking for a doctor for sleep apnea in Langley, we can help.
At the Oral Health Solutions Dental Group, patients are evaluated to determine their risk-level for sleep apnea. If you are at risk, you’ll receive a 3-D CT imaging of your airway. A take-home sleep study is also performed to determine the severity of airway obstruction and exactly how it is affecting your blood oxygen levels. From this point on, there is a coordinated effort between our doctors and your sleep physician to relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea.