Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disordered Breathing Diagnoses Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Life.
The NFL has realized the serious nature of sleep-disordered breathing and is working to test former and current athletes in order to minimize the cardiovascular, psychological, and other long term effects on these athletes.
Library Park Dental Is Also Concerned About Your Sleep and Its Impact on Your Health.
There are a variety of treatments for patients who have sleep-disordered breathing. Library Park Dental is proud to announce that the doctors and staff have undergone additional training and are now able to partner with physicians to help treat sleep-disordered breathing. Each patient has a unique situation, and while some will need a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine, others will benefit from an individualized oral appliance similar to a mouthguard.
Who Is at Risk for Sleep Apnea/Sleep Disordered Breathing?
- Men with a neck measurement over 16.5 inches, women with a neck measurement over 15 inches.
- Males have a higher likelihood than females.
- Anyone who snores.
- Anyone with hypothyroidism.
- Anyone who has been told they gasp during sleep.
- Anyone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35.
- Anyone over the age of 50.
- Anyone with a history of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or depression.
- Anyone who struggles with daytime fatigue.
- Anyone with morning headaches.
- Anyone who has difficulty concentrating during the day.
If any of these symptoms apply to you, contact us today at 262-654-6535 to set up a consultation to discuss how Library Park Dental can help you evaluate your sleep and reduce your health risks.