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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a dangerous medical condition; it can sometimes be life-threatening. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea, call our highly experienced and caring dentist NOW at (303) 226-6265 and take the first step to protect your and your family’s health.

Were you disturbed by any snoring last night? Do you keep your partner awake because of your snoring habit? If any of this applies to you, then don’t worry. Aligned Healing is here to ensure the peaceful sleep that you deserve.

Many people do not take snoring seriously and sometimes face this sleep disorder. They can affect your daily life, health conditions, and relationships. 

Snoring and Sleep Apnea can disturb your bed partner’s sleep and cause family members to sleep in separate rooms. During sleep, the mouth and nose physically block airflow, causing a loud and often disruptive sound known as snoring. Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder where breathing stops and starts, causing poor sleep quality and health problems.

Understanding and treating these conditions is crucial. They not only disrupt sleep but also pose serious health risks. Some of these risks include high blood pressure, heart failure, and memory issues. 

Schedule Your completely FREE virtual, no obligation, snoring and sleep apnea consultation NOW and discover how Aligned Healing can make a difference in your sleep.

Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Our highly experienced doctor tailors treatment for snoring and sleep apnea based on the severity and your overall health. Changing your habits by weight loss, quitting smoking, and drinking less alcohol can greatly reduce the seriousness of both conditions. To reduce snoring, try changing sleeping positions or using a unique pillow or oral appliances to open the airway.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most common treatment for sleep apnea. This involves wearing a mask over the nose or mouth while sleeping, which delivers a steady stream of air to keep the airway open. CPAP therapy treats sleep apnea symptoms but not the cause. There are other treatments available that are much more comfortable. A dentist can help build a custom-made mouthguard to make your breathing feel smooth while you sleep.

In conclusion, the treatment for snoring and Sleep Apnea depends on the severity of the conditions. At Aligned Healing, our experienced dentist can assist you with snoring and sleep apnea.

Schedule Your completely FREE, no obligation, snoring and sleep apnea consultation NOW and take the first step toward a good night’s sleep.

What is Snoring?

Snoring is a common condition that disrupts your sleep. It happens when air can’t flow through your nose or mouth. It results from turbulent airflow that causes the nose and throat tissues to vibrate during sleep.

Causes of Snoring

Several factors can contribute to snoring, including stuffy nose, obesity, alcohol consumption, certain sleep positions, or breathing patterns, such as sleeping on your back. Furthermore, the natural aging process can lead to muscle relaxation in the throat, causing snoring.

Health Consequences of Snoring

Mild snoring does not cause serious health issues, but loud snoring can cause multiple health problems. It can disrupt sleep quality and lead to fatigue, headaches, and irritability. In more severe cases, it may indicate sleep apnea or a serious medical condition related to the heart.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Are you concerned about breath pauses during sleep? Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder where breathing pauses occur during sleep. In this condition, the air passageway can be blocked, or the brain may fail to signal muscles to breathe.

There are three main types of Sleep Apnea:

  1. Blockage in the throat occurs when soft tissues collapse or relax during sleep, causing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
  2. The brain not sending signals to muscles controlling breathing causes Central Sleep Apnea (CSA).
  3. Mixed Sleep Apnea (MSA) is a combination of OSA and CSA.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

The relaxation of throat muscles while sleeping may cause this sleep problem. Alcohol consumption, aging, smoking, and greater neck size can cause neck muscle relaxation. The symptoms of Sleep Apnea include snoring, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, choking, insomnia, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea can cause serious health issues if left untreated. It can lead to hypertension and arrhythmias due to low blood oxygen and sleeplessness. The sleep disruption may affect the insulin level, promoting type 2 diabetes.

The Link Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring and Sleep Apnea often go hand in hand, as they share a common root cause – upper airway obstruction during sleep. Snoring happens when air can’t flow properly through the throat, causing tissues to vibrate and create the snoring sound. It’s because of blocked air pressure and turbulent airflow. 

As the muscles in the throat relax and the airway narrows, the individual begins to snore. As the airway becomes more obstructed, the snoring may become louder.

Numerous scientific studies have established a strong correlation between Snoring and Sleep Apnea. A study published in the journal ‘Sleep’ showed that out of 1,139 habitual snorers, 269 (or 23.6%) had sleep apnea. Snoring is often the first sign of other sleep disorders.

Signs of Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Snoring and sleep apnea diagnosis begins with a thorough medical history and physical examination. If the doctor suspects sleep apnea, they may refer the patient to a sleep specialist for further evaluation. Our highly experienced dentist can diagnose your snoring and sleep apnea by doing a sleep study.

This study tracks how well you sleep and breathe and your heart and blood oxygen levels to assess the condition’s seriousness. 

 

What are sleep Related Breathing Disorders?

Disordered breathing is typically most pronounced during sleep, often making cases of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) go unnoticed and undiagnosed.

Sleep-related breathing disorders are conditions of abnormal or difficult respiration during sleep. There are several types of sleep-related breathing disorders, ranging in severity. They Include:

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Memory problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Chronic pain
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Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing

Memory
Impairment
Decreased
Performance
Teeth Grinding &
Clenching (bruxism)
Increased Appetite &
Weight Gain
Weakened Immunity,
Frequent Colds
Susceptibility to
stress & Neuroses
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  • Mouth breathing
  • Snoring
  • Teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism)
  • Unexplained broken crowns or fractured teeth/tooth pain
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weakened Immunity/ Frequent Colds
  • Headaches
  • Face, neck, shoulder, and joint pain
  • Susceptibility to Stress
  • Increased Appetite & Weight gain

Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Our highly experienced doctor tailors treatment for snoring and sleep apnea based on the severity and your overall health. Changing your habits by weight loss, quitting smoking, and drinking less alcohol can greatly reduce the seriousness of both conditions. To reduce snoring, try changing sleeping positions or using a unique pillow or oral appliances to open the airway.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most common treatment for sleep apnea. This involves wearing a mask over the nose or mouth while sleeping, which delivers a steady stream of air to keep the airway open. CPAP therapy treats sleep apnea symptoms but not the cause. There are other treatments available that are much more comfortable. A dentist can help build a custom-made mouthguard to make your breathing feel smooth while you sleep.

In conclusion, the treatment for snoring and Sleep Apnea depends on the severity of the conditions. At Aligned Healing, our experienced dentist can assist you with snoring and sleep apnea.

Schedule Your completely FREE, no obligation, snoring and sleep apnea consultation NOW and take the first step toward a good night’s sleep.

Can A Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea?

At Aligned Healing, our dentists play a significant role in managing sleep apnea. Their experience and understanding of mouth anatomy and physiology help to diagnose sleep disorders.

Based on your condition, they will provide treatment options to open the airway during sleep. Visit Our experienced dentist for a consultation and get a personalized quote!

When Should I Be Concerned About Sleep Apnea?

If you snore loudly and stop breathing during sleep, please visit our experienced dentist for a consultation. If you don’t treat it, it may lead to other health issues, such as heart problems and Type 2 diabetes. Seek medical help as early as possible to prevent further health risks and protect your overall well-being. Why Visit Aligned Healing for Sleep Apnea Treatment? At Aligned Healing, we prioritize your overall well-being. Our team is trained to detect snoring early during dental check-ups. They are experienced professionals dedicated to their work. Our experienced dentist always listens to you and provides a personalized treatment that perfectly aligns with your needs. We have state-of-the-art technology that effectively manages sleep apnea symptoms and treatment. Sleep Better, Feel Better, and Be Healthier! At Aligned Healing, we can protect you and your family’s health. Our goal is to improve your sleep quality and enhance your overall well-being. We are conveniently located at 2101 S. Clermont St., Denver, CO 80222. We look forward to supporting your journey to better sleep and a healthier life.

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