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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is more prevalent than diabetes or asthma!

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is more prevalent than diabetes or asthma!

It’s a little too ironic that we only know the real value of a good night’s sleep after we don’t get one. You know those mornings that are full of grogginess, where you are blindly batting at the coffee machine?

They’re the kind of mornings that lead to the days that make you wish you could take a nap at work. For many of us, these kinds of days aren’t a once-in-a-while occurrence. There are many people who deal with this daytime sleepiness several days during the week.

This chronic condition isn’t just because these people have a bad habit of staying up past midnight. Daytime sleepiness is actually a big indicator of sleep apnea. It may surprise you to learn that sleep apnea could actually be an oral issue for you like it is for many of our patients.

At New Teeth Dental Solutions, Dr. Kalli Hale understands the terrible cycle of fitful, unrestful nights followed by unproductive, draining days better than most. Our incredible team of dental healthcare professionals can provide a solution for you, allowing you to get the restorative rest that lets you wake up feeling refreshed!

Sleep Apnea and Oral Health

According to the American Sleep Association (ASA) and the majority of somnologists (sleep doctors), eight hours of uninterrupted sleep should be the goal of the average American in a 24 hour period.

If you’re one of those who do your best to hit those eight hours, but still can’t manage to feel energized during the day, you might have Sleep Apnea. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from sleep-related medical issues that prevent them from getting a full night’s rest.

Many of these issues, sleep apnea included, are related to airflow, which is related to your jaw and mouth. Who better to provide a solution than a highly trained airway dentist?

Sleep Disruptions

There are common culprits that prevent you from getting the recuperative rest you deserve. At New Teeth Dental Solutions, we believe in providing both the solution to the problem and the education to prevent it.

If you are suffering from a lack of sleep, we are happy to help! If you don’t find the answers on our website, we encourage you to visit our office. It is important to us that you get the clarification and service you need.

Chronic Snoring

For some of us, snoring may seem more of a problem for our partner than ourselves, but that isn’t the case. Many people snore from time to time, but it can become a chronic issue when the tissue in your throat relaxes too much. Those relaxed muscles can block the airflow.

This kind of chronic snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea which can lead to daytime exhaustion, morning headaches, a persistent sore throat, and more serious problems if left untreated.

Sleep Apnea

A potentially serious medical condition, sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing momentarily during your sleep. This pause in airflow can be incredibly brief, though your brain will instinctively cause you to choke, gasp, or wake you. However, you might not remember anything other than a bad night’s sleep.

If the condition is allowed to persist, it can cause heart problems, respiratory diseases, and behavioral disorders. If you think you have sleep apnea, it’s important to get screened as soon as possible.

What Causes These Conditions?

Underdeveloped dental arches, mouth breathing, tongue ties, and more! Dr. Kalli Hale is our proud airway specialist and a clinical advocate for Vivos Therapeutics. We are passionate about discovering the underlying root cause for why someone may struggle to breathe at night.

Much research has shown that underdeveloped jaws can lead to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); and there is a myriad of side effects that children and adults suffer from when their growth and development is insufficient.

list of conditions
list of conditions

The symptoms are incredibly similar to not only each other (as they often affect the same muscle groups) but many medical conditions, leading many patients to ignore these as warning signs for a sleep condition. Warning signs like:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Morning headaches.
  • Sore throat upon awakening.
  • Insomnia or restless nights.
  • Gasping or choking at night.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Chest pain during the night.

Our incredible dental healthcare professionals are here today to help you get the sleep you need to stay healthy.

Sleep Soundly With Help from New Teeth Dental Solutions

Here at New Teeth Dental Solutions, you can rest easy knowing we adhere to the highest standards in dentistry. Thanks to our talented team of dental healthcare professionals, you can look forward to a good night’s sleep with plenty of energy to meet the next day!

Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!

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