Facts About Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep?

  • “A physiologic and behavioral state characterized by partial isolation from the environment”
  • “A sleep brain maintains a sentinel function to awaken the organism for protection purposes”

93% of women and 84% of men with moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea have not been clinically diagnosed or treated.

58 million adults aged 25 and older suffer from sleep apnea.

Sleep Disorder Breathing has been linked to Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Ischemic Stroke and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

32% of Americans sleep 6 hours or less per night

23% of adults fell asleep while driving during the past year

Approximately 40 % of adults over 40 snore

87 million Americans snore and 45 million of them snore every night

24% of women and 40% of men snore

The CPAP is considered the “Gold Standard” and most effective treatment of OSA, but many people are CPAP intolerant

Effects of Sleep Deprivation

  • Irritability
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Memory lapses or loss
  • Impaired moral judgment
  • Severe yawning
  • Hallucinations
  • Symptoms similar to ADHD
  • Impaired immune system
  • Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Increased heart rate and risk of heart disease
  • Decreased reaction time and accuracy
  • Tremors and aches
  • Decreased life expectancy

Mild to moderate sleep apnea is best treated with a dental appliance.

Sleep Disorder Dentistry is an emerging field of dentistry concentrating on the reduction of the patients’ respiratory distress resulting from sleep disordered breathing, i.e. snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Tregaskes keeps up with the latest technology and teaches others about the treatment options in this field.

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