Sleep apnea is a disorder that impacts millions of adults on a yearly basis. While there has been some recent research on sleep apnea and the effects on your body, here is some information you may not have been aware of.
1. 24% of women and 52% of men have sleep apnea but go undiagnosed every year. Many individuals who struggle to sleep or wake up throughout the night attribute the cause to something other than sleep apnea, such as too much caffeine, dogs barking at night or a loved one snoring.
2. Sleep apnea is sometimes diagnosed as something else. “While you may visit the doctor looking for a help, sleep apnea symptoms are broad. Sometimes it can be diagnosed, as depression, anxiety, fatigue or a number of other medical conditions depending upon your symptoms,” says Dr. Judy Strutz.
3. Dentists specializing in sleep apnea can treat the problem utilizing a variety of dental remedies The cause of sleep apnea may be due to a small pallet or the position of the jaw when you are lying down. By diagnosing the problem and the cause, Dr. JudithStrutz is able to treat your sleep apnea many times by using a dental device instead of a large and noisy c-pap machine.