Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you live in the Madison, WI area, and you’re waking up in the morning feeling unrested, dozing off during the day, or have noticed that you’ve lost interest in many things that you used to enjoy, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Your risk is even higher if you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you’re overweight, or if someone has told you that you snore loudly.
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Sleep Apnea and OSA Treatment with Dr. Gyurina
Sleep apnea or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is so disruptive of the body’s systems that it is potentially deadly: it can increase your risk of dying—from any cause—by five times or more. Don’t wait…get treatment today!
How do I know if I have sleep apnea?
The sleep study can determine which kind of sleep apnea a person has. In the cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the soft tissues around the throat collapse during sleep to cause an obstructed airway. This includes the tongue falling back out of position to create the airway obstruction. This happens when the jaw is underdeveloped, not leaving enough space for the tongue.
Children and Breathing
New evidence clearly shows that certain facial types, such as retruded (slow-developing lower jaw), narrowed jaws, and long faces can put a child at risk for developing chronic health problems known to be associated with compromised nasal breathing during both wakefulness and sleep. If your child is showing any of the symptoms below, we ask that you contact our office or your pediatrician to ask about compromised nasal breathing.
- Aggressive behavior
- Behavioral Inhibition
- Executive Dysfunction
- Rule Breaking
- Peer Problems
- Conduct Problems
Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can lead to the listed dangers because it is extremely disruptive to your sleep cycle. When breathing stops because of OSA, your brain is forced to partially awaken to resume breath.
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Heart attack
- Weight gain
- Impotence and other sexual dysfunction
- Car accidents
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Memory problems