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What is Sleep Apnea?

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Snoring is a common habit, and one that’s assumed by most people to be relatively harmless. While this is true in some cases, others may actually point to a much more severe and potentially dangerous condition – sleep apnea. While several types of sleep apnea exist, the most common is obstructive sleep apnea, which is characterized by constant pauses in breathing while a patient is asleep. Anyone can develop sleep apnea, and serious consequences can follow if your case is left untreated. That’s why Dr. Pamela West and her team here at iSleepSolutions want to provide you with help as soon as possible here in the Las Vegas, Nevada area.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

It’s important for patients to be able to breathe regularly and consistently while sleeping, despite relaxing muscles. When the muscles in the back of the throat relax too much, they can minimize or even completely close your airway, causing obstructive sleep apnea. As a result, your oxygen levels can be lowered to such a dangerous degree that your brain sends out an emergency signal, urging you to wake up and readjust your airway to allow proper flow once more. This awakening is usually so brief that patients may not even be aware of it; in fact, you may think you had a full, satisfying night of sleep! Sadly, these pauses can occur up to hundreds of times each night, disturbing your most restful phases.

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Common Symptoms for Sleep Apnea

Common Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

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Consequences of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a significant metal condition, and one that can lead to complications involving the patient’s overall wellbeing. These include:

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Contact Us to Learn More

Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Contact our Summerlin, NV practice today for the support and skilled assistance you need most. Dr. West can provide either oral appliance therapy or combined therapy to effectively combat sleep apnea, depending on your unique needs and preferences.

2095 Village Center Cir., #110-B, Las Vegas, NV 89134 USA
Dr. Pamela West Las Vegas, NV dentist providing sleep apnea therapy. (702) 602-2000 julie@isleepsolutions.com