Sleep Apnea West Kelowna

Do you wake up every morning exhausted?

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Though the title “Sleep Apnea or Snoring Dentist" is not applicable to any dentist, (there is no official certification for this area of treatment), West Kelowna Dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer has become quite experienced with treating patients who suffer from breathing problems during their sleep.

If you aren’t getting the sleep you need, you should know that the consequences can be dangerous. Lack of sleep can lead to serious – even fatal – health consequences.

Read on to learn more about the selected sleep disorder and sleep apnea Kelowna treatments by Dr. Shauna Palmer.

Sleep loss is exhausting

More than half the adult population “survives” on very little sleep – much less than what’s recommended as a minimum daily amount. In addition to losing sleep, may people indicate their sleep problem has significantly impacted their lives and that of their partner.

Lack of sleep can reduce the overall quality of your life. You’re exhausted, irritated, forgetful. You lack concentration and lack the ability to complete even the simplest of tasks. You’re not yourself – friends and family start to notice and they start to drift away.

Sleep disorders – snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia – can have wide-ranging consequences for your health, from annoying to life-threatening. Daily – you need to rest and repair your body. If you don’t, your health is suddenly in jeopardy.

Sleep apnea/snoring are silent killers

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Snoring is annoying to your bed partner but did you know that it could be a sign of a possible life threatening condition called sleep apnea? Yes, sleep apnea is characterized by multiple episodes of cessation of breathing during sleep or inadequate breathing. The consequences of this have been closely linked to diseases such as:

  • Cardiovascular issues such as hypertension, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation & stroke
  • ADHD and/or mental health issues such as depression
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin resistance (diabetes)
  • TMJ/TMD pain, migraines, headaches
  • Tooth grinding, clenching
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma or obesity
  • Increased risk of cancer
  • Acid reflux
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