Nowadays there are more patients who come to the dental office suffering from this pathology but, do we really know what it is?
Sleep apnea is a common disorder which occurs while you are sleeping, it is the total or partial interruption of the respiratory tract. These interruptions can last from a few seconds to minutes and can occur at least 10 to 30 times per hour.
There are two types of apnea:
- Obstructive sleep apnea: in this type of apnea the patient has an interruption of the respiratory tract, blocking oxygen from passing through the respiratory tract into our lungs.
- Sleep apnea: this type of apnea is produce by our brain who stop sending messages to our body to do the breathing. There is no physical interruption of the respiratory apparatus but equally the body reacts as if such an interruption had occurred.
The symptom are:
- Tiredness when getting up.
- Drowsiness, fatigue.
- They are more likely to suffer diseases.
After having a diagnose of a dentist he/she could give you the possible options of retainers you can use to eliminate or diminish the pathology.
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