Whether you know it or not, just about anyone can get sleep apnea. This includes adults of either gender, children, and senior citizens. There are two main types of sleep apnea. They are:
- Central sleep apnea
- Obstructive sleep apnea
No matter how old you are – when you have sleep apnea, you are not getting proper sleep and may perpetually be tired. This can lead to further health risks and dangerous complications like high blood pressure, diabetes, and even heart failure.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
This form of sleep apnea is very common. Recent studies have shown that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States has a mild form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The negative effect of OSA is that the person suffering form it may not even recognize that they are sleep-deprived and suffer from sleep apnea.
Our Burke dentist, Dr. Pamela Marzban can help you with both diagnosis and treatment of your sleep apnea. Call 703.520.2476 today for your initial consultation.
Central Sleep Apnea
This version of sleep apnea is most commonly found in people suffering from heart failure. Central sleep apnea can occur even when the victim is awake. Examples of central sleep apnea situations include:
- High altitude experiences
- People with traumatic brain injury
- Heart failure of an extreme nature
There are times when someone who is not suffering from any of these conditions listed may have a few central sleep apneas while asleep. These can occur with night-time sighing or after a change in position in the bed.
To correctly diagnose and treat your sleep apnea, our caring Burke dentist, Dr. Pamela Marzban, will help you track your sleep cycles. Then, using our patented WatchPAT ™ at home technology or creating a custom oral appliance, she and her staff will treat your sleep apnea.
To find out more about options like WatchPAT ™ and other treatments to relieve your sleep apnea, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban today. Or, call 703.520.2476 for your initial appointment.