Sleep Apnea Treatment in Oakboro, NC

A restful night’s sleep is key to staying alert and ready for the day. Unfortunately, if you suffer from sleep apnea, getting that good night’s sleep can be difficult or impossible. At Oakboro Family Dentistry, you can obtain informed, professional treatment for your sleep apnea. Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you get the most out of your sleep.

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What causes sleep apnea?

The most common type of sleep apnea is caused by muscles in the back of your throat relaxing and narrowing your airways as you breathe. This prevents your body from getting adequate oxygen as you sleep and can cause other health issues if left untreated.

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What are the types of sleep apnea, and can it be cured?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) is the most common form of the disorder and occurs when your tongue or the muscles in your throat relax and block your airflow.

Central Sleep Apne (CSA) happens when the brain doesn’t properly signal the muscles that control your breathing when you sleep. Sometimes, as doctors attempt to treat OSA, it becomes CSA in a disorder known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea isn’t usually “cured,” but can be managed with intervention and treatment.

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What are the side effects of sleep apnea?

Some complications that sleep apnea causes are:

  • Daytime Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Problems
  • Complications with medicines & surgery
  • Liver Problems

Sleep apnea can also cause issues in the sleep of those who share a room with someone who suffers from sleep apnea. It’s important to seek help for your sleep disorder as soon as possible to best protect your health.

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