Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Does your partner regularly complain about your loud snoring? If so, you might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans every year and if left untreated, this disease can lead to more serious health problems. At Watsonville Dental Wellness Center, we can help you diagnose and treat your sleep apnea problems.
Dr. Bedolla is now treating people of all ages with a proprietary, non-invasive, nonsurgical treatment option for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disordered breathing.
Your Sleep Apnea may be the result of an obstruction in the airway caused by narrow dental arches and/or an underdeveloped jaw.
More than 133 million Americans live with a chronic disease or disability. According to the 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem, found the cumulative effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders represent an unrecognized public health problem and have been associated with a wide range of negative health consequences, including hypertension, diabetes, depression, heart attack, stroke, and at-risk behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse. * www.sleepapnea.org (American Sleep Apnea Association)
Do you have a child who struggles with ADD/ADHD, Bedwetting, Chronic Allergies, Dark Circles Under the Eyes, Swollen Tonsils and Adenoids, Trouble at School, Irritability, Frequent Headaches, Restless Sleep, Snoring, Aggressive Behavior, Daytime Drowsiness, Nightmares or Night Terrors, Arrested Growth or Crowded/Crooked Teeth? It may not be what you think! Contact Watsonville Dental Wellness Center today for a free evaluation.
1. “100% of American’s [are] directly or indirectly affected by snoring and sleep apnea.”
2. According to the Journal of Sleep Medicine, “38,000 annual cardiovascular deaths [are] related to sleep apnea.”
3. In 2017, the Mayo Clinic’s article, “Sleep Apnea” stated, “1 in 5 people have shortness of breath”
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the night. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
Sleep apnea is associated with several cardiovascular and psychological diseases. Patients suffering from sleep apnea are at a higher risk of diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, and a shorter lifespan. Lack of sleep is also tied to hypertension, general irritability, and higher levels of stress.
You might be surprised to know that dentists are often the primary diagnosticians of sleep apnea. This is because during examinations, dentists can notice upper airway risk factors. As a result, you can receive treatment for your sleep apnea at the dental office. The most common treatment options are CPAP and oral appliances.
The first and most effective treatment for OSA is a CPAP machine. Unfortunately, many people can’t tolerate wearing their CPAP and end up doing nothing to help their condition.
An oral appliance is a small plastic device that fits over the teeth, just like an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. You wear the appliance in your mouth during sleep to prevent the soft tissue in your throat from collapsing and obstructing the airway.
Are you ready to get back your normal sleep schedule? Watsonville Dental Wellness Center has the knowledge and tools to effectively treat your sleep apnea. Don’t wait for a better night’s sleep and call today!