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St. Augustine Dentist Treats Sleep Apnea Part 2


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11/25/2013
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Sleep

Sleep is vitally important to humans.  Research has not indicated why we need to do it, but everyone knows how they fell when the get a bad night's sleep.  You are more susceptible to pain, and becomeing irritated.  Not treating OSA or other SBDs can lead to heart attacks, stroke and even death.  It's that serious.  That is why you need to get it treated, either by St. Augustine Dentist Dr. Steven Freeman or with a sleep specialist.  There are 3 categories of OSA: mild, moderate and severe.  Mild OSA means you stop breating 5-14 times a night, moderate 15-29 and severe 30+.  The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommonds treating mild and moderate OSA with a oral appliance therapy (OAT), and severe OSA with a device called a CPAP.  We will get to these treatments in future blogs, and hopefully you can see that you must seek help if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea.  

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