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Sleep Apnea Awareness Day Be Aware

Tuesday, March, 15, 2022

It’s Sleep Apnea Awareness Day on March 20th. Being aware of this potentially deadly disorder is essential if you want to stay healthy and risk free.

Your dentist in Johnson City is a sleep apnea dentist who has the training and experience to diagnose and treat this quite common disorder.

Sleep Apnea is Dangerous

According to Sophisticated-Smiles sleep apnea affects millions of people with 80 percent of those affected not even aware of it.

Because sleep apnea wakes you up to get you breathing again, hundreds of times every night, it’s tough to get a good night’s sleep. When you aren’t sleeping properly all kinds of things can go wrong.

Firstly your brain is not getting the oxygen it needs. Secondly you are waking up so many times a night you will have other problems as well.

Those problems may include:
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headaches
  • Low Libido
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attacks
  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • COPD
  • Type II Diabetes

Of course you won’t have to deal with any of these health risks if you see Dr. Angela Cameron from Sophisticated-Smiles.

Dental Sleep Medicine in Johnson City

As a proponent of dental sleep medicine for obstructive and central sleep apnea, the team from Sophisticated-Smiles will diagnose and treat your OSA or CSA using more conventional treatments such as oral appliance therapy. That therapy could include custom made mouth guards and/or custom made mouth splints.

Sleep apnea happens when your airways relax so much you can’t breathe because you aren’t getting enough air. In some cases this could be as long as 10 seconds.

If you are overweight go on a diet as sleep apnea occurs in about 20 percent of those who are obese. Generally men are affected more than women as well. With that being said the rate increases after menopause.

One of the surest signs that you are suffering from OSA is chronic fatigue. That along with loud snoring is reason enough to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cameron.

Other Signs to Watch For:

  • Witnessed Cessations in Breathing
  • Gasping for Breath while Sleeping
  • Dry Mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Low Libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Problems Staying Awake
  • Poor Performance at Work and School

If you have any of the above symptoms along with snoring and chronic fatigue schedule an appointment with Sophisticated-Smiles for dental sleep medicine.

Your Johnson City sleep apnea dentist is equipped to provide you with a customized solution that will help you sleep better.

Call for a dental sleep medicine consultation in Johnson City today.



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