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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is pauses in your breathing or experiencing shallow breathing while asleep. This prevents you from reaching deeper stages of sleep which can lead to the symptoms of daytime fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, liver problems and potential death if left untreated.

The 3 Main Types of Sleep Apnea

  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea - This is the most common sleep disorder and it is when the throat muscles obstruct the airway while sleeping.

  2. Central Sleep Apnea - This is when the brain cannot properly communicate with the muscles that control breathing.

  3. Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome - This is when the patient has both Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea.

Treatment Options

  • CPAP Device

  • Dental Appliances

  • Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure Device (BIPAP)

  • Sleep Hygiene

  • Avoiding caffeine and alcohol

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