What Is Sleep Disordered Breathing?

Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is disorder that refers to a wide spectrum of sleep-related conditions that result in abnormal breathing during sleep. This includes abnormal respiratory patterns, heavy snoring, and others, but the most common is Sleep Apnea. The term sleep apnea can also be termed as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). During this condition an individual is unable to breathe due to temporary obstruction of the airway in the throat.

Mentioned below are some common symptoms of OSAS:

  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Changes is mood
  • Dry mouth
  • Restless Sleep
  • Urination at night
  • Teeth grinding

Treatments of Sleep Disordered

Sleep disordered breathing conditions can be suspected from the above mentioned symptoms and a clinical examination may confirm the condition. Your doctor may recommend treatments as required. Certain oral devices can help treat OSAS.

How can we help?

  • Our sleep apnea dentists may recommend wearing certain oral appliances which can ease the OSAS symptoms in patients of normal weight.
  • We examine our patients’ teeth, mouths, and temporomandibular joints to decide whether they are a good fit for oral devices.
  • Our sleep apnea dentists create models of patients’ teeth and use these models to craft oral appliances that fit their mouth.

If you have symptoms of Sleep Apnea and you want to discuss your treatment options, you can give us a call at 613-829-5921.

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