Sleep Apnea and the Benefit of the Vivos Application
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. The main types of sleep apnea are (a) Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the more common form, (b) Central Sleep Apnea, when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing, and (c) Complex Sleep Apnea, also known as Treatment-Emergent Central Sleep Apnea, which occurs when someone has both conditions. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition involving the ability to breathe while sleeping. OSA is usually characterized by loud snoring and interrupted sleep with periods of not breathing, which usually end in a snort.
Effects of Sleep Apnea (Health conditions and side effects of OSA – Obstructive Sleep Apnea)
Studies have shown that in up to 98% of patients with OSA, the sleep disorder is caused by abnormal anatomical features, have an underdeveloped mouth and jaw. This can also include nasal dysfunction and dental abnormalities, and tongue-tie. While an underdeveloped jaw may seem like an inconsequential cosmetic issue, the truth is that it could be the root cause of OSA. A serious sleep disorder that is associated with several chronic, life-threatening health concerns. Symptoms such as cardiovascular disease (heart attacks/strokes) depression, excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia) and migraines in adults headaches nightmares/bed-wetting, attention disorders and developmental delay in children.
What is Vivos?
Vivos offers a multidisciplinary treatment protocol that uses non-surgical, non-invasive, and cost-effective oral appliance technology prescribed by trained dentists and medical professionals to treat dentofacial abnormalities and/or mild to moderate OSA and snoring. This revolutionary treatment is called The Vivos Method.
Benefits of Vivos
There are a variety of potentially serious health risks associated with sleep and breathing disorders that may be the result of underdeveloped upper and lower jaws. The Vivos Method is a customized treatment plan that may begin with a simple and easy at-home sleep apnea screening using our proprietary VivoScore program. If you think you might have sleep apnea, see your dentist. Treatment can ease your symptoms and might help prevent heart problems and other complications.
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