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Sleep apnea is a common but very serious sleeping disorder that occurs when you are asleep. As you sleep, your airflow may become restricted which can prevent proper breathing from occurring. Alternatively, your brain signals to your breathing muscles may be failing, thus causing you to fail to take breaths as you sleep.

Are you a victim of sleep apnea? If so, consider the following treatment methods:

– Your sleeping habits could be a contributing aspect of your sleep apnea. The style in which you sleep and how much you toss and turn at nights could affect, cause, or contribute to the sleep disorder.
– If you have sleep apnea, there are treatments that can open your airway, including a CPAP, also called a continuous positive air pressure device, which can open airways through your nasal passages.
– There are oral health care devices for sleep apnea that can keep your airway open as you sleep.
– There are surgical applications which can be used to prevent sleep apnea from occurring.

There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, which is instigated by a blockage in the airway, and central sleep apnea, which is caused by failed signals from your brain to your breathing muscles. If you are in need of a treatment for sleep apnea, you can schedule an appointment with our team at Progressive Sleep & Wellness at our dentist office in Gilbert, Arizona. To schedule a visit with Dr. Sheldon Sullivan and our team, please us at 866-54-SLEEP. Let us craft you the smile you’ve been waiting for!