When was the last time you had a truly serene nights sleep? One of the most common interruptions to a restful nights sleep in nearly 50% of the population is snoring. Over time, this can progress to total airway obstruction which is called, Sleep Apnea. This disorder is associated with many side effects, some dangerous and life-threatening.
At Sleep Apnea Temecula, we are aware that sleep distress takes its toll on your mental, physical, and emotional health.“Sleep is a quiescent period where the cells are doing a lot of repairing. Your hormones act differently when you’re asleep, and your immune systems as well.” says Lisa Sheves,MD, DABSM founder of Northshore Sleep Medicine in Chicago.
The director of the Kettering Sleep Disorder Center in Dayton Ohio, Dr. Donna Arand, has reviewed five key health problems that are associated with a lack of effective sleep. Sleep deprivation and insufficient oxygen has been shown to have a link to:
1. Increased lack of attention and mental health
2. Increased weight gain
3. Increased frequency of colds and flu
4. Increased heart disease and strokes
5. Increased risk of diabetes
For mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea, a removable dental oral appliance is used as a form of medical therapy. This device holds the lower jaw in a slightly forward position to open the posterior airway. By preventing the position of the tongue from blocking airflow, not only is snoring reduced but a deeper, more restful sleep is enjoyed.
There are several medical treatments that can reduce these risks and increase the quality and benefits of your sleep. The staff at Sleep Apnea Temecula will review your medical history to see if you are a candidate for a sleep study to identify the presence of sleep apnea and your sleep quality.
If you, or someone you care for is struggling with restless sleep, snoring or potential sleep apnea, we invite you to visit Sleep Apnea Temecula or Call us at (951) 695-6269 for a consultation.
A great night of sleep could be just around the corner!