Sleeping is a daily necessity for everyone to function properly in daily activities. Without proper sleep, an individual can feel irritated, distracted, and also lose focus. Sleep apnea and snoring can both contribute to lack of sleep, and also these conditions should not be disregarded. It may only cause lack of sleep for now, but it can progress to a potentially dangerous condition. Bosler Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry provides treatment for Sleep apnea and Snoring to prevent further complications.
What is Snoring?
Snoring occurs when tissues that are in the throat relax in a way that it can partially block the airway causing vibration and sound. It can be connected to a type of sleep apnea which is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, but it does not entirely mean that when a person snores they automatically have sleep apnea.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleeping. The interruptions are pauses in breathing can last for a few seconds to few minutes that can repeatedly occur up to 100 times per hour. If left untreated, it can cause damage to the body since during the pauses the brain does not get enough oxygen.
Types of Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea that is characterized by pauses in breathing. It is caused by soft tissues that collapse at the back of the throat and blocks the airway. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is usually associated with snorting sounds and snoring.
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
- Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) is the type of sleep apnea that occurs when the brain fails to send a signal to the muscle that controls breathing. Snoring with central sleep apnea is not as notable compared to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Mixed Sleep Apnea (Complex Sleep Apnea)
- As its name implies, it is the combination of both the symptoms of Obstructive sleep apnea and Central Sleep Apnea.
Our dentist at Bosler Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry can help in the prevention of snoring and sleep apnea with the aid of different types of oral appliance. To get the best solution, the oral appliance therapy includes selection, design, fitting, and custom creation that is fitted for the patient’s need. It is best to have a consultation to be sure if what type of treatments plan is to e used.
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, schedule your appointment with Bosler Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry for Sleep apnea and Snoring Therapy in Vacaville. Our dental office is located at 301 Alamo Drive, Suite A-2, Vacaville, CA 95688.