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If you’re interested in knowing all about sleep apnea, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Marco Gutierrez, will give you the information you need about sleep apnea by sharing some sleep apnea facts with you. The more you know, the better! Those facts are:

-Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that has the potential to be very dangerous. This is because it involves the interruption of your breathing. In fact, your breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. This is a common problem that affects more than 200,000 United States citizens each year.

-Sleep apnea tends to be more common in older men, especially older men who are heavier in weight.

-Symptoms of sleep apnea include loudly snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, nightmares, depression, dry mouth, sleep deprivation, dry throat, headaches, fatigue and more.

-Treatments for sleep apnea typically include weight loss and the use of a breathing-assistance machine.

-Your dentist can help with your sleep apnea by prescribing a special dental appliance to you. This appliance will position the jaw where it will hold your airway open as you sleep.

Do you have any questions about sleep apnea in Newberg, Oregon? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Royal Dental Care at 503-554-6714. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you additional information. We look forward to your phone call!