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SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA , FACTS ABOUT

FACTS ABOUT SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA WHICH WE TREAT SUCCESSFULLY AT BOTH WILTON AND BETHEL DENTAL ASSOCIATES IN CONJUNCTION WITH MEDICAL SLEEP SPECIALISTS:
96% OF PEOPLE WITH LOUD SNORING HAVE SLEEP APNEA.
SLEEP APNEA IS A LIFE THREATENING MEDICAL DISORDER.
95% OF THE PEOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA ARE UNAWARE THEY HAVE IT.
SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA ARE DUE TO COLLAPSE OF THE AIRWAY.
PEOPLE WITH UNTREATED SLEEP APNEA DIE ON AVERAGE 10 YEARS EARLIER.
ON AVERAGE THE SLEEPING PARTNER OF SOMEONE WHO SNORES WILL LOSE 1 TO 1.5 HOURS OF SLEEP PER NIGHT AND WILL HAVE THEIR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AFFECTED.
65% OF THE PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES HAVE SLEEP APNEA.
SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA CAUSE THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OR CONDITIONS:
DIABETES , HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS, DEPRESSION, IRRITABILITY, MEMORY LOSS, SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, ACID REFLUX, HEADACHES, DAYTIME SLEEPINESS, DAYTIME FATIGUE, DIFFICULTY LOSING WEIGHT, DESIRE OR HABIT OF CONSUMING ENERGY DRINKS (LIKE RED BULL) OR CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES (COKE, TEA, COFFEE, ETC.).
TYPICAL PATIENTS WITH SLEEP APNEA MAY HAVE ONE OR MORE OF THESE PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES:
BE OVERWEIGHT, HAVE A LARGE NECK (SIZE 17 OR MORE), HAVE A RETROGNATHIC MANDIBLE (SMALL OR RETRUDED CHIN), HAVE A NARROW PALATE, HAVE A CLASS 2 MALOCCLUSION, HAVE TMJ PROBLEMS, HAVE ANTERIOR BRUXISM OR SHOW WEAR ON THE ANTERIOR TEETH, HAVE A SCALLOPED TONGUE, HAVE LARGE TONSILS OR ADENOIDS.
MORE FACTS RELATIVE TO SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA:
NORMAL SLEEP: 4 STAGES AND 4 TO 5 CYCLES PER NIGHT.
STAGE 1: DOSING ——————–5% OF NIGHT’S SLEEP
STAGE 2: ASLEEP ————————-45% OF NIGHT’S SLEEP
STAGE 3: DEEP SLEEP ———————-25% OF NIGHT’S SLEEP
REM SLEEP: ————————————25% OF NIGHTS SLEEP
STAGE 3 SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTH AND WELL BEING.
PEOPLE WHO TAKE NAPS RARELY REACH STAGE 3.
ONLY IN STAGE 3 DO YOU PRODUCE GROWTH HORMONES OR RENEW YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
STAGE 3 IS WHERE MOST OF THE REPAIR AND RENEWAL OF YOUR BODY OCCURS.
DURING REM SLEEP ALL DREAMING OCCURS.
DURING REM SLEEP THERE IS TOTAL SKELETAL MUSCLE PARALYSIS EXCEPT FOR THE EYES AND IN THIS STAGE MOSTS DEATHS WHILE ASLEEP OCCUR.
SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA INTERFERE WITH EVER REACHING STAGE 3 SLEEP.

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IMMUNE SYSTEM, REM SLEEP, SNORING, SLEEP APNEA, STAGE 3 SLEEP, SNORES, SLEEP, LOSE SLEEP, NAPS, DEEP SLEEP, STAGE 1 SLEEP, STAGE 2 SLEEP, NORMAL SLEEP, LARGE TONSILS, HEALTH AND WELL BEING, OVERWEIGHT, LARGE NECK SIZE, HEADACHES, DAYTIME SLEEPINESS, TMJ PROBLEMS, MALOCCLUSION, SCALLOPED TONGUE

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