TMJ / Sleep Apnea

Dentists are known for everything having to do with teeth. So, what does a dentist have to do with a sleep disorder?  Sleep apnea causes you stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds, several times a night while you sleep. And there are dental devices available which can help you to breathe easier.

2 Types of Sleep Apnea

1
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when your windpipe is blocked while sleeping. The blockage can be from your uvula, tonsils, tongue, throat tissue, or even by the muscles in your throat.

2
Nervous System Sleep Apnea

A more rare form of sleep apnea is caused by a disruption of your central nervous system – the signals from your brain that control your breathing don't reach the appropriate places.

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