Understanding of Sleep Apnea
When was your last restful night of sleep? Is snoring affecting your sleep as well as your partner’s? You might be struggling with obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep disorder in the world, and it currently affects over 5 million Canadians. While some Canadians might not know that they have sleep apnea, its symptoms can have a long-standing effect on your health and quality of life.
If you’re concerned about sleep apnea, call our team and find out how Elevate Dental can help you today.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects how you breathe at night. There are 3 different ways you can experience sleep apnea:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- Complex sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common, and develops when your throat and palate muscles relax too much and block your airway. Central sleep apnea occurs when your brain has difficulty managing your breathing while you sleep. Complex is a mix of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
Elevate Dental is prepared to treat OSA using various modern approaches and techniques.
What Are the Risks of Sleep Apnea?
Some of the most common sleep apnea symptoms include:
- Dry mouth
- Morning headaches
Sleep apnea could increase the risk of developing several different health complications like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. On top of this, sleep apnea doesn’t just affect you—it could also affect the quality of your partner’s sleep!
Diagnosing Sleep Apnea with the Home Sleep Test
Determining how sleep apnea affects you starts with our Home Sleep Test, provided by SleepImage.
During the Home Sleep Test, we’ll have you wear a high-tech ring on your finger that analyzes your sleep patterns, like how well you sleep and for how long, to see how much sleep you’re getting in a night.
The information it collects is conveniently sent to our team. From here, we can determine what type of treatment may be best for addressing your sleep apnea symptoms.
Our Treatment Options
At Elevate Dental, we want to provide solutions that fit your lifestyle. While the CPAP machine is one of the most common sleep apnea treatments available, it might not be the most suitable option for your partner.
Vivos Sleep Apnea Appliance
Talk to Elevate Dental Today
Sleep apnea can affect people of all ages, but there are ways our team can help. Find out if you’re a candidate for our sleep apnea procedures and book your appointment at Elevate Dental today!
Elevate Dental is conveniently located in the heart of Vernon, on 48th Avenue. We have free parking available in our private lot and street parking just a few steps away from our front doors.
If you’re having trouble finding us, please give us a call!
- 2900 48th Ave
- Vernon, BC V1T-8Z6
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
*Closed weekends and all statutory holidays
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