Are you at risk for sleep apnea?

If you are one of the more than 12 million North Americans who suffers from sleep apnea, Dr. John Montoya and our team want you to know we can help. Sleep apnea, a disorder that causes frequent disruption to your body’s sleep patterns, is also potentially dangerous, as it causes abnormal pauses in breathing or very shallow breathing during the night.

For those who suffer from sleep apnea, it may seem impossible to wake up feeling rested and energized. You may, for example, sleep for eight hours, but your body might have only received three or four hours of quality sleep.

Besides losing a good night’s sleep, the risk of heart attack and stroke have been linked to sleep apnea. Other conditions associated with sleep apnea include depression, irritability, high blood pressure, memory loss, and sexual dysfunction.

Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax to the point of inhibiting natural breathing. The muscles used to support the soft palate relax and the airway closes, causing breathing to stop for anywhere from ten to 20 seconds, which is dangerous because it lowers the oxygen level in the brain.

Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, and CPAP devices (continuous positive airway pressure), among other treatments, are often prescribed for sleep apnea treatment. Another treatment option is an oral sleep apnea appliance, which positions your mouth in a way that brings your lower jaw forward and opens up your airway for unobstructed breathing.

At Boulder Dental Designs, we truly care about the health and well-being of our patients. In fact, we regularly screen our patients for sleep disorders during their regular checkups, and we will refer you to a sleep apnea specialist if an issue is detected. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at our Boulder, CO office if you think you have sleep apnea or if you have any questions or concerns!

Hours of Operation

Recent Articles

Best Dentist in Boulder Colorado!

Dr. John Montoya is your family friendly dentist that specializes in General, Cosmetic, and Implant dentistry in Boulder, Colorado. Schedule your appointment or Contact us today!

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

On Key

Related Posts

Teeth Whitening in Boulder Boulder Dental Designs dentist in Boulder Colorado Dr. John Montoya Dr. Pearl Lai

Teeth Whitening in Boulder

If you’re looking for a whiter smile, look no further. Our teeth whitening procedure in Boulder, Colorado, can lighten your teeth several shades in just

Teeth Whitening in Boulder Boulder Cosmetic Dentist Boulder Dental Designs dentist in Boulder Colorado Dr. John Montoya Dr. Pearl Lai

Boulder Cosmetic Dentist

Millions of people are unhappy with their smiles. But there’s no need to feel self-conscious any longer. Boulder Dental Designs offers cosmetic dentist and can

Dental Implants in Boulder Boulder Dental Designs dentist in Boulder Colorado Dr. John Montoya Dr. Pearl Lai

Dental Implants in Boulder

Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and even lead to health problems. You’re not alone – millions of people are missing teeth. At Boulder

Surprise!

New Patient
SPECIAL!

Need your teeth whitened?
Receive FREE Whitening
with a paid New Patient Exam, Cleaning, and Radiographs

Boulder Dental Designs dentist in Boulder Colorado Dr. John Montoya Dr. Pearl Lai