Nearly 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, many of them are unaware that there is a treatable problem causing their persistent tiredness. Obstructive sleep apnea, often known as OSA, is the most prevalent type of sleep apnea. It happens when the airway becomes partially or entirely blocked while you’re sleeping, preventing the proper flow of air. A person with OSA may wake up several hundred times throughout the course of the night, but they frequently do not recall these fleeting periods of awareness the following morning. This can make figuring out what causes chronic tiredness challenging.
There are numerous causes that can contribute to sleep apnea, including the following:
- Obesity is the most frequent factor contributing to sleep apnea.
- Older age.
- Deviated septum.
- Having a small neck or a small airway.
- Heavy drinking or smoking, particularly right before bed.
- The use of certain medications.
At Assure a Smile, we are thrilled to provide the Vivos System to our patients. The Vivos System is an FDA-approved treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Following a doctor’s diagnosis of your illness, a Miami dentist with Vivos training will design a biomimetic Vivos medical device specifically for you, which you will wear at night while sleeping for roughly a year, as directed by your doctor. The therapeutic effects of Vivos, which include enhanced sleep, mental performance, and a general sense of well-being, can be felt within a few days or weeks of starting. Throughout the procedure, your Miami dentist will collaborate with a sleep specialist to make changes to the device.
To learn more about the benefits of holistic dentistry in Miami and how to create healthy habits for a healthier you, please visit Assure a Smile online or call our friendly front desk at 305-723-9589.