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Snoring And Sleep Apnea Treatment In Watertown, SD

Dr. Bach treats snoring and sleep apnea as a dentist in Watertown. Say goodbye to CPAP and hello to a restful sleep – for you and your partner!

Snoring And Sleep Apnea Treatment In Watertown, SD

Sleep is just as important to your wellbeing as air, food, and water. It allows your heart and brain to repair and prepare for the next day.

Each day, your heart feels the effects of the stress you experience. Missing out on sleep means that your heart can’t release the burden and buildup of stress. The excessive strain on your heart from a lack of sleep can result in an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Proper sleep can reduce these risks. It can also reduce your risk for developing hypertension, obesity, memory loss, and diabetes. By getting restful, nightly sleep, you can even slow age-related health problems!

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Snoring – More than just an annoyance, snoring often (loudly) hints that you have a sleep disorder called sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea – With this condition, your sleep is interrupted by brief periods of limited or no air exchange. Since it occurs during rest, sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed – only being noticed by an irritated sleeping partner. This is dangerous, as sleep apnea can cause serious health problems, including hypertension, learning or memory problems, strokes, heart attack, and even death.

The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), during which the airway becomes blocked, restricting or completely cutting off airflow. People of all ages, shapes, and sizes can suffer from OSA. However, common causes and risk factors include:

  • Obesity (although half of those diagnosed with sleep apnea are not obese)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Large tonsils or adenoids
  • Deviated septum
  • Enlarged tongue
  • Shape of the head and neck
  • Throat or tongue muscles that become over-relaxed during sleep.

Children & Sleep Apnea

Children & Sleep Apnea

When a child appears to stop breathing during sleep, or is gasping for air, any parent would be alarmed. But what if the symptoms are more subtle? While all children can adopt unusual sleep positions, they shouldn’t last very long. Some children at risk for apnea also place their heads in uncomfortable-appearing positions to breathe more easily. Others are restless or sweat heavily during sleep.

Children with sleep apnea may experience:

  • difficulty waking up
  • bedwetting
  • headaches, particularly in the morning
  • cranky and quarrelsome episodes
  • excessive daydreaming and fall asleep easily during the day
  • need to breathe through the mouth
  • speech that sounds nasally
  • difficulty with schooling or socializing.

9 out of 10 children suffer from sleep disordered breathing symptoms. But according to research, children who frequently snore or have sleep disorders are almost twice as likely to suffer from ADHD than those who sleep well.

It’s worthwhile to follow through with an assessment to rule out enlarged tonsils, allergies, or other medical problems. An accurate diagnosis could make all the difference.

Healthy Start™ creates healthier, happier kids who can breathe. Rarely has there ever been a single appliance or system with the power to impact your child’s health in so many positive ways. As a parent, you owe it to your child to give them every chance to succeed.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Dr. Bach in Watertown can help. At Bach Sleep Center, we offer dental oral appliance therapy, which can be helpful for those diagnosed with snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. There are a variety of devices that we can offer to help you and your children get the restful sleep you need to stay healthy.

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