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Sleep Apnea with Hans Family Dental

Hans Family Dental will meet all of your family’s dental health needs, including treatment for sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common and serious disorder that occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat repeatedly collapses during sleep. The collapsing tissue can cause temporary pauses in breathing for short periods of time, usually around 10 to 30 seconds.

These pauses can happen many times each night, leading to abrupt reductions in blood oxygen levels. The brain alerts the body when oxygen levels decrease, resulting in an arousal from sleep to restore a normal breathing pattern. Patients with OSA may wake up many times during the night without being aware of it, which results in excessive fatigue during the day even after a full night’s sleep.

The National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that sleep disorder breathing affects between 7 million and 18 million people in the United States, with the majority of those cases remaining undiagnosed and untreated.

If you need any more information on sleep apnea or getting fitted for the mouth guard device, visit Dr. Hans website HERE.

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