Sleep apnea patients know all too well the effects of the disorder as daytime drowsiness, attention issues, and work-related mishaps come as a result of constantly interrupted sleep. With sleep apnea, pauses in breathing last from 10 to 20 seconds during sleep and occur as much as 20 to 30 times an hour. Besides the common symptom of snoring, many sleep apnea patients may not be aware that the disorder can also cause memory issues, early morning headaches, moodiness, and cardiovascular issues. Dr. Gary Radz, a Denver dentist and sleep apnea specialist, can help patients to treat sleep apnea conservatively and effectively.
Sleep apnea is prevalent in as many as an estimated 18 million Americans or approximately one in 15 Americans. Most of these cases are undiagnosed, meaning that sleep apnea sufferers could have additional health issues related to their disorder and not even know it. “If left untreated, sleep apnea can be responsible for numerous health problems including high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure and cardiovascular disease, depression, erectile dysfunction, and memory and concentration impairment” says Dr. Radz. “It is usually a family member who notices the symptoms and encourages their loved one to seek help.”
To help Denver sleep apnea patients get a good night’s rest Dr. Radz utilizes minimally invasive techniques in conjunction with medical sleep experts. If the patient’s sleep apnea case can be treated through these means, a custom dental appliance will be created to allow the airway to stay open during sleep. This results in improved sleep and a better quality of life.
To learn more about Dr. Radz and his sleep apnea treatments visit him online at http://www.downtowndenverdentist.com/ or contact the office at 303-242-8319 for more information.