Has your spouse moved to another room to be able to get some rest?
Bruised ribs due to your spouse elbowing you in the middle of the night?
Do you avoid social events that require sleeping in close quarters to save yourself from embarrassment?
Do you wake feeling rested after 7-8 hours of sleep?
Dr. Jensen is a proud member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is excited to show you how this important new field of dentistry can greatly improve your health, energy and quality of your life. Dr. Jensen, in conjunction with a medical doctor, can help treat those who suffer from sleep apnea and snoring with the SUAD device.
Please click on the link below for more information on the SUAD device,
Strong Dental, the SUAD device
Signs of Sleep Apnea
- Choking or stopping breathing during sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Irresistible urge to nap or sleep during the day
- Limbs jerk during sleep
- Waking up tired or thirsty
- Poor memory and clouded intellect
The most common form of sleep apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This is a condition that most often means that the airway has collapsed or is blocked during sleep. You may not even be aware of the disrupted sleep because your Autonomic Nervous System, responsible for involuntary actions, kicks in to keep you breathing and your heart pumping!
When this happens, your body literally gasps for air. During the pauses in breathing, called “apneas”, the oxygen levels in your blood drop because you are not able to inhale properly due to an airway obstruction. In reaction to the pauses, the brain wakes you up enough to resume breathing, however, not necessarily enough to fully awaken you. This is what can happen hundreds of times a night.
It is a straining cycle: snoring, gasping for air, waking, breathing, relaxing, airway collapsing, then snoring again. This is why sleep apnea can be so exhausting. The broken and ineffective sleep you are getting can create walking zombies because the body never gets to rest.
The pattern that is developed through the sleep apnea cycle is very straining on different organs of the body which leads to a variety of life threatening problems. Your brain and heart are having to work extra hard to keep oxygen levels in your blood consistent, triggering greater risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, cardiovascular disease, and even stroke.
- Approximately 67% of adults snore – snoring is caused by some kind of obstruction of the airway.
- New estimates show that 17-20% of adults have OSA, but less than 10% have been diagnosed.
- OSA is more prevalent than diabetes or asthma, and in many cases, more dangerous.
- 75% of adults report at least one sleep symptom
- It is estimated that more than 12 million Americans have OSA. More than half the people who have sleep apnea are overweight, and most snore heavily, although these are not the only symptoms.
- Please contact our Kaysville, UT general dentistry today to learn more about your options for sleep apnea treatment with the SUAD device.