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Quiz: How Do I Stop Snoring?
Posted byDr. Smith
Does your significant other frequently complain about your snoring? Do you wonder what you can do to stop snoring? In many cases, this could be a warning sign of a serious sleep disorder. In order to obtain better rest, we offer a number of solutions. Find out what you can do to enjoy deep, fuller rest.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Quiz
1. True or False: Snoring is a warning sign of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).
2. True or False: Sleep apnea occurs when patients stop breathing during sleep.
3. True or False: We can screen patients for OSA.
4. True or False: With a SomnoMed appliance, we can treat sleep apnea.
1. True. In addition, patients may also notice daytime drowsiness, even though they slept the night before. Patients often wake up gasping for air or choking and may be irritable and having trouble focusing at work or school.
2. True. The throat tissues will become overly relaxed and obstruct airflow. The patient stops breathing, depriving the brain of oxygen. The patient wakes to resume breathing, but will have no memory of waking. This can happen hundreds of times in a single night. Without treatment, sleep apnea can increase the risk of depression, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
3. True. We will ask a series of questions and exam your mouth and throat. In some cases, we may request a formal sleep study. After a diagnosis, we can assess the cause and severity of your sleep disorder, recommending the most appropriate treatment options.
4. True. An oral appliance worn during sleep, this device keeps the airways open to ensure easy breathing and reduced OSA symptoms.
ABOUT YOUR GRAND PRAIRIE DENTIST:
Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111.