A good night's sleep can dramatically change your day. But for some individuals, sleep disorders prevent
them from achieving that restful night's sleep. In the case of the estimated 18 million Americans with sleep
apnea, a patient may even experience health and safety risks while asleep.
At Sunshine Dentistry
, we can diagnose and help treat your sleep apnea to ensure you get a full eight
hours each night.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by periods of time during sleep when the patient stops breathing.
In extreme cases, these breathing pauses can last for minutes, or they may occur as often as 30 times an
These breathing pauses happen when the airway becomes blocked as you sleep. Airway blockage can occur for
a number of reasons, including excessive tonsil tissue and obesity.