WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA AND SNORING ?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder when breathing repeatedly stops and starts by a blockage of the airway.

Snoring is caused by a narrowing of the airway that causes vibration of tissues in the back of the throat.  Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea.

ADULT

SLEEP APNEA & SNORING 

Adults can be affected by Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can have serious health consequences.

Sleep apnea is a blockage of the airway by the tongue and relaxed throat muscles when you sleep.  This causes you to stop breathing and waking yourself up, causing you to lose out on quality sleep. 

 

SLEEP APNEA IN KIDS

Kids, Children, and Teens can be affected by Sleep Apnea. 

Sleep is very important for children's physical development and mental development.

Sleep Apnea can affect a growing child's physical and mental development by the decrease of oxygen to the body and a reduced blood flow to the brain. 

 

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

 

KIDS SLEEP APNEA SIGN & SYMPTOMS

  • snoring

  • grinding teeth

  • mouth breathing

  • frequent ear infections

  • enlarged adenoids/tonsils

  • bed wetting

  • sleep talking

  • sleep walking

  • night terrors

  • hyperactivity / ADHD

  • trouble focusing in school

  • thrashing in bed at night

ADULTS SLEEP APNEA SIGN & SYMPTOMS

  • snoring

  • stop breathing while sleeping, then “snort”

  • grinding teeth

  • headaches

  • excessive daytime tiredness

  • mental confusion / memory loss

  • overweight

  • male neck size over 17 inches

  • female neck size over 16

  • hypertension

  • GERD (acid reflux)

  • family history of sleep apnea

 
Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea
Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea

Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea
Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea

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SLEEP APNEA HEALTH EFFECTS

Sleep Apnea can cause serious health problems and can damage the brain due to a decrease in oxygen and blood flow. 

Sleep Apnea effect on the brain - reduces blood flow and oxygen

In adults, sleep apnea increases the risk of developing high blood pressure, stroke, sudden death, headaches, poor sleep, weight gain, metabolic issues, increased risk of car accidents, depression, and other health problems.

In children, sleep apnea can cause brain damage, affect brain development, physical growth development, due to the lack of oxygen to the brain and the rest of the boy

Treatment for sleep apnea in adults, teens, and kids is important to prevent serious health problems.

 
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MEDICAL TREATMENT

CPAP Machine for Mild, Moderate or Severe Sleep Apnea (OSA)

DENTAL TREATMENT

Dental Sleep Apnea (OSA)/Snoring Appliance for Mild, Moderate or CPAP Intolerant Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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DENTAL TREATMENT

Functional Jaw Orthopedics & CPAP for Kids and Teenagers for Sleep Apnea 

SLEEP APNEA

NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT

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SLEEP APNEA

SURGICAL TREATMENT

Different surgical option for sleep apnea treatment:  Septorhinoplasty & septoplasty  Nasal Valvuloplasty  Turbinate reduction  Maxillomandiubular Advancement  Genioglossus advancement  Tongue suspension  Hypoglossal nerve stimulator  Hyoid suspension  Tracheotomy  Adenoidectomy  UPPP  Palatine tonsillectomy  Lingual tonsillectomy  Partial glossectomy  Epiglottoplasty

Different surgical option for sleep apnea treatment:

  • Septorhinoplasty & septoplasty

  • Nasal Valvuloplasty

  • Turbinate reduction

  • Maxillomandiubular Advancement

  • Genioglossus advancement

  • Tongue suspension

  • Hypoglossal nerve stimulator

  • Hyoid suspension

  • Tracheotomy

  • Adenoidectomy

  • UPPP

  • Palatine tonsillectomy

  • Lingual tonsillectomy

  • Partial glossectomy

  • Epiglottoplasty