Concerned about your excessive snoring and chronic daytime sleepiness? Help is at hand!
According to WebMD, sleep apnea is a “serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain-and the rest of the body-may not get enough oxygen.”
All forms of sleep apnea result in impaired and fragmented sleep, leading to serious health complications.
Health complications in adults
Chronic snoring is the first symptom that indicates partial or complete obstruction of the airways. A lack of sleep is often associated with other problems, such as:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Impaired memory and concentration
- High blood pressure and depression
- Chronic heart failure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Stroke and other cardiovascular problems
- Type 2 diabetes
- Weight gain
Health complications in kids
Yes, you are reading it right. Kids may develop obstructive sleep apnea too!
Very often pediatric sleep apnea is overlooked and misdiagnosed.
Untreated sleep apnea in children can lead to:
- Mood problems
- Behavior changes
- Poor impulse control
- Retarded growth
- Hormonal and metabolic problems
- Adverse effects on cognitive flexibility, self-monitoring, planning, organization
Diagnosing sleep apnea
If you suspect that you may have a sleep apnea, it is important to consult your doctor. A qualified healthcare professional can run specific tests, such as sleep studies, to diagnose the condition. Although I’ve been trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, I am not fully qualified to diagnose it. After you get your test score and diagnosis, I’ll be glad to work with you. My myofunctional therapy exercises train the oral muscles to learn proper patterns of breathing that prevent the complications of obstructive sleep apnea. Myofunctional therapy exercises can also effectively complement other treatment modes, such as surgery or rehabilitation, thereby improving overall recovery rates.
Myofunctional Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Myofunctional therapy is a set of exercises designed to strengthen the oral and throat muscles. It has been proven to be highly beneficial in improving sleep apnea by targeting the muscles associated with breathing in kids and adults. Strong, toned muscles prevent the airway from becoming collapsible. My customized myofunctional therapies are focused on developing the muscles of the throat, tongue, and mouth that help keep the airway open during sleep.
All my programs are available online and can be easily accessed from any location.
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