Obstructive Sleep Apnea
¿Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you haven´t slept? Are you lacking the energy to tackle the day? Have loved ones spoken to you of loud snoring or gasping for air when asleep?
If this sounds familiar, you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring affect a big number of the general population, and have a significant impact on mental functions and general health.
Your facial structure is unique, before strat a treatment, here in Profilo America we can help you to understand each step that will be worked according to your condition, and it will provide you with the information and analysis you need to make an informed decision.
When your body enters deep sleep, the muscles of the upper airway relax, causing the tongue and soft palate to collapse. This can narrow your airway and reduce the amount of oxygen reaching your lungs.
As your brain senses oxygen levels depleting, it wakes you briefly so you can breathe. This arousal is usually so slight, you don’t remember it taking place, even though it may happen upward of 30 times an hour.
You will often make loud snoring, choking, or gasping sounds, as you struggle to gulp in air. This disrupts your normal sleep cycle, impacting on the ability of the body to rejuvenate in preparation for the day ahead.
If you have Sleep Apnea, you are:
· 3 times more likely to suffer a Stroke.
· 2 times more likely to develop Depression.
· 7 times more likely to have a Motor Vehicle Accident.
· 3 time more likely to suffer a Work-related Injury or Fatality.
· At great risk of suffering Heart Attack.
· Likely to already have High Vlood Presure.
· More likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes.
· Almost certain to progress to Obesity.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Snoring and Sleep Apnea significantly impacts sleep, mental function, and overall health, and affects ever-increasing numbers of our population.
How we treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Depending on the severity of your Sleep Apnea, we will provide you with the best options available to you. This can range from simple lifestyle changes through to permanent corrections with Jaw Surgery.
The primary cause of Sleep Apnea in most people, are obstructions to breathing resulting from the structure of their jaws, face or airway.
Lifestyle factors can exacerbate Snoring and Sleep Apnea. This might be from increased fat around the neck due to weight gain, or reduced airway muscle tone from consuming sedatives or alcohol.
Small or narrow jaws, crowded or misaligned teeth, previous Orthodontic treatment, or impacted Wisdom Teeth, all point to a predisposition towards Snoring and Sleep Apnoea.
The structure of your face is unique to you. Before embarking on your treatment journey, we will assess you with unique 3D Modelling of your jaws and face to work out the finer details of your treatment.
This will give you a complete understanding into the detailed workings of your condition, and will give you the information and insight you need to make an informed treatment decision.