The three main classes of sleep apnea are mild, moderate and severe. Even though there are different classes of sleep apnea they all need to be treated. In mild sleep apnea cases, a person can stop breathing as many as 15 times per hour while they sleep.

3000 people a year die from sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea has been linked to low testosterone, depression, coronary disease and dementia. Treatment for sleep apnea can lower blood pressure which can lower your risk for many cardiovascular conditions.

Learning to spot some of the signs of sleep apnea can save you or your loved ones life. Here are just a few of the signs to watch out for:

  • Wearing of the teeth
  • Insomnia
  • Snoring
  • Large Neck
  • Overweight
  • Waking many times to go to the bathroom at night
  • Sinus or allergy problems
  • Difficulty swallowing large pills

People should realize that these symptoms are present in everyone who has sleep apnea not just those diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. If left untreated even mild or moderate sleep apnea may get worse and put you or your loved ones life at risk

To learn about the alternative methods to treat sleep apnea such as our sleep apnea oral appliance therapy contact our office to setup your initial appointment. Miami Designer Smiles offers an alternative to CPAP machines. We are located at 9301 SW 56th Street, Miami Florida 33165. Call us at (305) 595-4616 or fill out our contact form and someone will contact you promptly.