Monday, March 9, 2015
Stricken with Apnea? A Davis Orthodontist Offers a Fitting Solution
Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder that happens as a result of a blockage in the airway, which leads to interrupted breathing. Typically, an apnea sufferer stops breathing repeatedly during sleep, which deprives the brain of oxygen and can lead to a host of medical conditions. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a variety of problems such as stroke, heart failure, diabetes, and high blood pressure. On the other hand, according to the CDC, treatment of existing medical problems such as nasal obstruction and congestive heart failure may help resolve sleep apnea symptoms.