Sleep Apnea Mississauga
Sleep apnea is a medical condition and sleep disorder that occurs when your airway becomes obstructed or constricted while you sleep.
Do you constantly feel tired?
If you get a good night’s sleep and still feel tired when you wake up, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
Because your body isn’t getting enough oxygen, you may wake up with fatigue, drowsiness, and poor concentration during the day. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to depression, weight gain, headaches, high blood pressure, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, stroke, or even heart attack.
Sleep apnea affects over one million Canadians, yet most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have this medical condition. Usually the sleeping partner is the first to notice the signs of the condition which including loud snoring or sudden gasping outbursts of air that repeat multiple nights a week.
To help the patient receive more oxygen into their body, sleep disorder specialists usually prescribe a CPAP machine which is a mask worn while the person sleeps to increase airflow into the nose and mouth of the user.
Unfortunately, CPAP machines can sometimes feel awkward to use and two years after being prescribed a CPAP machine, only 20% of patients continue to use it.
They can be cumbersome to set up and use, bothersome to travel with, and annoying to your sleeping partner. The mask has a long tube and constant blowing air, and can limit your movement in bed. In the end the patient doesn’t actually end up getting the rest the machine was meant to provide.
So how else can you get air while you sleep?
Fortunately, after you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis from your doctor, Dr. Lee can help.
If you suspect that you have or you’ve actually been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a doctor and annoyed by the discomfort and disruption of the CPAP machine, please give Credit River Dental Centre a call for a free sleep consultation. With the information provided in your sleep study and in partnership with a physician, we can provide comfortable, custom-fitting dental appliances as effective alternatives to the CPAP machine. That way so you and your partner can get back to a restful sleep.
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