Sleep apnea is a type of sleep breathing disorder and a very serious medical condition. It is characterized by frequent pauses and interruptions in breathing. These interruptions can occur up to 40 times per minute, and in some cases, the pause in breathing may last for up to a minute, depriving your brain and body of vital oxygen and causing problems for your overall health. Sleep apnea is also a fairly common condition, and many people who suffer from this problem are unaware that they have it. If you suspect that you or a loved one may suffer from sleep apnea, contact your physician. They can refer you to a sleep specialist and make arrangements to diagnose whether or not you have sleep apnea and, if so, how severe your condition is.
While sleep apnea is the most common sleep breathing disorder, there are many types of conditions that can impact your ability to breathe normally while asleep, including several different types of sleep apnea. Common sleep breathing disorders include:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Central Sleep Apnea
- Child Sleep Apnea
- Infant Sleep Apnea
- Sleep-Related Groaning
Dr. Steven Airey and our team work hand-in-hand with physicians and sleep specialists to diagnose sleep apnea and provide you with the care you need to manage your condition and enjoy better health. Our goal is to help you achieve a healthier quality of life and a longer lifespan through managing sleep apnea and getting the rest you need. We do this by providing custom oral appliances that help to keep your airways open so that you can breathe easily and rest better while asleep.
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