Sleep apnea is occurs at sleep time which can be a serious health disorder problem. If you are concern of having symptoms of sleep apnea after a full night's sleep being fatigued and sleepy and your partner notices snoring and times of intermittent breading, we advise you to see your doctor.
- Obstructive sleep apnea : The most common happens when throat muscles relax.
- Central sleep apnea : The improper brain signals to muscles that control breathing.
- Complex sleep apnea syndrome : Both types above occurs.
Your visit to the dentist for dental care may alert us to detecting your risk base on your clinical oral examination, medical, dental and social history, but not a medical diagnosis. We as dentist will refer you to your primary care physician or help you find one. They make an evaluation based on your signs and symptoms. on your need for further evaluation, the doctor may refer yo to a sleep specialist at a sleep center. Home sleep testing may be an option to a sleep center. What's best for proper diagnosis decides the evaluation which involves your overnight monitoring of breathing and other body functions while at sleep.