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What We Do When Patients Have Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Posted on 11/22/2021 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
What We Do When Patients Have Sleep Apnea SymptomsSleep apnea is a sleep disorder that involves repeated interruption of breathing while sleeping. If you have this condition, your breath will pause for between 10 to 20 seconds, and it can occur up to 100 times in an hour. If this condition is not treated, it can cause serious health problems. Therefore, if you suspect you have sleep apnea, you should get in touch with us immediately. We have professionals that will handle the condition professionally and give you the relief you need.

How We Approach It

Sleep apnea can be deadly if you continue to ignore it. This is why it is essential to come in for treatment immediately you suspect you have it. When you have sleep apnea symptoms, our professionals will examine the condition and determine its severity. Then based on the findings, they will administer the necessary treatment.

Keep in mind that there different types of sleep apnea. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the muscles that support the soft tissues found in the upper airway block the normal airflow by relaxing while you sleep. As a result, there will be interrupted breathing and loud snoring. Another common type of sleep apnea is central sleep apnea. This condition involves the central nervous system, and it occurs when your brain temporarily halts, sending signals to the muscles responsible for controlling breathing. An underlying health condition is typically the primary cause of central sleep apnea. If you have this condition, you will snore loudly and experience breathing breakages.

Sleep apnea has several symptoms. Since these symptoms happen when you are asleep, it can be hard to tell. However, they mostly involve brief stops in breathing and loud snoring. Therefore, to determine if you have the condition, you can ask your bed partner to observe your sleeping, or you can record your sleep. Contact our offices for more information on sleep apnea.
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