Sleep Apnea and Oral Health
The Dangers, Symptoms, and Treatment
How did you sleep last night? Odds are you may not have had the best night’s sleep. Harvard Health, a project of Harvard Medical School, defines sleep apnea as a disorder that causes people to stop breathing for short periods during sleep lasting between 10 and 30 seconds. In severe cases, apneas can happen many hundreds of times each night.
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, around 22 million Americans may suffer from sleep apnea and around 80 percent of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea goes undiagnosed.
During our Sleep Class on Tuesday, April 23rd at 1:30 pm CDT, we will learn to identify the symptoms of sleep apnea which in some cases includes loud snoring. Prevention and treatment of sleep apnea can improve the quality of life, your health and even your longevity. Sleep apnea is tied to weight gain, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and depression among other health issues.
Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea. Together we will examine sleep apnea treatment. Treating sleep apnea means waking up refreshed, getting a head start on obesity and addressing directly other significant life-impacting disease with something as crucial and elusive as a good night’s sleep.
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Eighty Percent of Americans Recognize They Have Sleep Apnea!!!
The first step in improving the quality of your life, beating fatigue and increasing your longevity may be recognizing the signs of sleep apnea. We will identify those who may be at risk and walk you through the symptoms and treatment of sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea now afflicts at least 25 million adults in the U.S., according to the American Journal of Epidemiology and the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. The American Journal of Epidemiology estimated that 26 percent of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 years have sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disease that increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and depression.
“Obstructive sleep apnea is destroying the health of millions of Americans, and the problem has only gotten worse over the last two decades,” said American Academy of Sleep Medicine President Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler.
Treating and preventing disease means being able to recognize disease symptoms. Choosing a healthy lifestyle means not only diet and exercise but a good night’s sleep.
During our time together, we will dig into the specifics of this health challenge and what you can do to dramatically improve your sleep naturally.
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