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Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep Disordered Breathing describes a number of breathing disorders. 

One example is 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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

Some symptoms:

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

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

Approximately 42 Million American Adults have Sleep Disordered Breathing

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


The Tongue was Involved, But What Was the Trouble?

"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

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