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Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep Disordered Breathing describes a number of breathing disorders. 

One example is 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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OSA affects more men than women, people with obesity, hypertension, excessive alcohol use, smokers, upper airway or facial abnormalities, and more.

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Some symptoms:

Morning headaches, forgetfulness, moodiness, waking up tired, depression, restless sleep, Loud or chronic snoring.

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Sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues over time including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and weight gain.

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For more information you can read this article by Karen Wuertz DDS 

http://orofacialmyology.online/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2016-july-orofacial-myology-news.pdf

Approximately 42 Million American Adults have Sleep Disordered Breathing

This ASHA article has a good story for information about sleep disordered breathing in children. 

 

The Tongue was Involved, But What Was the Trouble?

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"One of the tongue's biggest roles is to maintain the airway for breathing"

Some symptoms:

  • Snoring

  • Mouth breathing

  • Grinding teeth

  • Restless sleep

  • Waking multiple times

If you are concerned and want more information contact our office