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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Did you know that the annoying snoring that does not allow you or your partner to sleep well can be a sign of a serious health problem? If you have been told that while you sleep you snore and make multiple pauses in which you stop breathing that force you to wake up so you can breathe properly, you should examine yourself to confirm if you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Snoring can stop your breathing momentarily and multiple times while sleeping, producing a lack of adequate oxygenation of the brain and consequently a lack of relaxation and true sleep.
As a result of this, serious situations can occur such as:
Numbness during the day that can cause traffic or work accidents
Headache in the morning
Lack of concentration
Dry mouth and throat
Insomnia (Impossibility to sleep or stay asleep)
Anxiety and depression
One of the most common signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea is snoring. Not everyone who snores suffers from Sleep Apnea, but if you snore, stop breathing and wake up while sleeping, there is a great chance that you suffer from this problem. When sleeping, especially mouth up, the jaw and the soft tissues of the tongue and the soft palate relax allowing them to go back blocking the breathing. It is during this blockade that the brain does not oxygenate properly causing multiple night wake ups to be able to breathe.
A full night’s sleep is one of the most important activities required for a human being to have good health since it allows our body to recover and perform all its vital functions adequately. When snoring interrupts your sleep, you do not rest when you sleep and your partner does not either.
The Dentist is one of the health professionals who can begin the process of diagnosing and helping to treat this health problem. At Acevedo Dental Group We can help you. Consult us!