Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
A sleep-related breathing disorder is considered when there is difficulty breathing during sleep. Sleep disorders have become an epidemic affecting an estimate of over 70 million people in the United States alone. Many people might not even know they have a sleep breathing disorder and will never get treated. Only 20% of the population will get diagnosed with a physician with a sleep disorder.
Most sleep-related breathing disorders can be treated by a dental practitioner and these include Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), snoring, and upper airway resistance syndrome.
If you suspect that you may be suffering from a sleep-related breathing disorder, contact us so we can locate a SleepArchitects certified dentist near you.