Sleep apnea is a common condition amongst people in the United States and occurs when one’s airflow is stopped or reduced during sleep due to a blockage of the upper airway. Breathing stops for ten seconds or more when sleep apnea occurs causing a strain on the cardiovascular system, and not allowing the body to get sufficient rest. A variety of health problems are linked to obstructive sleep apnea including high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, weight gain, stroke, depression, ADHD.
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Sleep Apnea is strongly linked to oral health specifically regarding teeth grinding. Due to a lack of alignment of the jaw muscles, an individual can be consistently clenching or grinding his or her teeth while awake and when asleep. This grinding significantly affects one sleep patterns and can cause obstructive sleep apnea. Although there are a variety of heart treatment options for snoring and sleep apnea in general, it is important to address the oral health issues that may be contributing to your sleep apnea such as teeth grinding that can be a result of an overbite or lack of jaw alignment more generally.
If you think that your oral health may be related in any way to your sleep apnea, please contact us for Toronto Sleep Apnea Treatment at Berkeley Dental today!