Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you snore loudly? Are you drained of energy when you wake up? You may have OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), a medical condition in which breathing pauses hundreds of times during the night. This increases risk of heart disease, diabetes, dementia and depression.
New research shows this condition can be identified by your dentist more quickly than studying sleep patterns or other medical history.
– Experts suggest a dentist should discuss sleeping problems with patients who exhibit the key symptoms.
– OSA can lead to heart disease, diabetes and depression.
– Obesity appears to increase the risk of sleep apnoea.
“Dentists see into their patient’s mouths more than physicians do and the signs are easy to identify.”