Sleep disorders and sleep apnea are common problems faced by many during their rest. Most people are completely unaware that they suffer from such a problem. Others who are around during sleep realize the problem when they experience abnormal behavior or breathing trouble. Sleep apnea is a condition in which obstruction of the airway disrupts the normal breathing of process of the body during sleep which results in a build up of carbon dioxide in the body. This can be dangerous and can also result in a heart attack or stroke.
Understanding Sleep Apnea
People who suffer from sleep apnea are very likely to snore and face additional physiological and psychological problems. It is caused by relaxation of muscles in the throat which blocks breathing. When a higher level of carbon dioxide is detected in the body, the brain suddenly wakes the individual up so that they can breathe in oxygen. Sleep apnea has a number of symptoms such as tiredness after a whole night sleep, sleepiness, morning headache, lack of concentration, etc.
Treating sleep Apnea
Our sleep apnea and insomnia treatment center helps in the treatment of these types of sleep disorders by using unique and highly effective methods. Sleep Dentistry Denver uses sleep evaluation, sleep monitoring devices and custom dental appliance fabrication and selection for treating sleep apnea. These therapies are much more affordable and comfortable than alternatives.
Sleep apnea can be accompanied by a number of health problems including high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack. This is because the heart pumps faster when there is less oxygen which puts pressure on the heart resulting in a number of cardiovascular disorders. The main problem with sleep apnea is that it cannot be detected easily. The person suffering from sleep apnea often does not realize that they are having difficulty beyond snoring.
There are different types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea. Of these three, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common. When the soft tissue at the back of the throat becomes relaxed during sleep it collapses on the throat blocking the air passage which results in loud snoring. It is important that the symptoms of sleep apnea should never be ignored and should be treated at an early stage before it evolves into other health problems.
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