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I’M NOT TIRED, I’M JUST RESTING MY EYES (xenia ohio dentist)

by Lee Anne Austria on March 26, 2018 , Comments Off on I’M NOT TIRED, I’M JUST RESTING MY EYES (xenia ohio dentist)

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Sleep is supposed to be a time of peaceful relaxation, right?  For many of us (87 million of us in fact) it is anything but because of a condition called SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING (SDB.)  Have you ever been told you snore?  Snoring is a very strong indicator of SDB, along with Sleep Apnea.  Both of these conditions can severely affect your sleep and in turn, your quality of life and your health.  The good news is this:  Your dentist is in a position to recognize the symptoms and HELP.

 

Sleep deprivation has been associated with these diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib)
  • Acid Reflux
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Depression

And, it has been associated with the following alarming conditions in children:

  • ADD (in adults as well as children)
  • Smaller size
  • Poor grades
  • Constricted Arches
  • Large Tonsils/Adenoids

Given the sheer number of people affected by SDB, we find these conclusions disturbing.  So at Brilliant Smiles, we are making it a priority to screen patients with potential sleep disorders and then direct them to the appropriate professional for further diagnosis and treatment.

Interested to see if you’re at risk? Click here to take the test!

Did you score greater than 10?  If so, then you should be evaluated for SDO.  Treatment can not only make for a better quality of life, it could save your life!  Questions?  Contact us.

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