Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is considered by many to be one the most serious health disorders, affecting up to 100 million people in North America. This disease is often accompanied by problematic or disruptive snoring; however, it is possible to have serious sleep apnea with no snoring at all.
Snoring—More Than Just a Nuisance?
Snoring once was thought of as a nuisance rather than a serious health issue, but modern-day scientific research reveals that snoring is not a harmless issue.
Some of the most notable findings for OSA are increased risk of:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Adult onset diabetes
- Accelerated obesity problems
- Cognitive issues
Seriously Disrupted Sleep
The Greek word apnea literally means “without breath.” People with any type of untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. This can occur hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer.
Sleep apnea is very common, but because of a lack of awareness, the vast majority of sufferers remain undiagnosed and, therefore, untreated. This is disturbing considering that OSA can be a life-threatening condition.
Our Solution to You
If you are looking for an expert for sleep apnea in Langley, BC, Dr. Hill can help.
At Oral Health Solutions, patients are evaluated to determine their risk-level for sleep apnea. If you are at risk, you’ll receive a 3-D CT imaging of the airway. A take-home sleep study is also performed to determine the severity of airway obstruction and exactly how it is affecting your blood oxygen levels. From this point on, there is a coordinated effort between Dr. Hill and your sleep physician to relieve your symptoms of sleep apnea.
Dr. Hill has extensive training in the complex anatomy of the head and neck, enabling him to design snoring and sleep apnea appliances that treat both OSA and also TMJ disorders, such as headache, neck ache, and jaw pain. Combining his expertise with the efforts of your physician offers you a team like no other.
Shake off that drowsy feeling and take positive steps to improve your health! Find out if you’re at risk and what our experts at Oral Health Solutions can do to help you start feeling your best.
People with untreated sleep apnea may stop breathing hundreds of times during the night, but our experts can help!