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Sleep Apnea

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Sleep is a major part of our overall health.

The following brief quiz from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine may provide a clue as to how healthy your sleep is.

If you answer true more than twice, you may want to discuss this quiz with Dr. Rowan. Ask about the possibility of oral appliance therapy.

Epworth Sleepiness Questions           

  • I feel sleepy during the day even when I get a good night’s sleep.  T/F
  • I get very irritable when I can’t sleep. T/F
  • I often wake up at night and have trouble falling back to sleep.       T/F
  • It usually takes me a long time to fall asleep. T/F
  • I often wake up very early and can’t fall back to sleep. T/F
  • I usually feel achy and stiff when I wake up in the morning. T/F
  • I often seem to wake up because of dreams. T/F
  • I some times wake up gasping for breath. T/F
  • My bed partner says my snoring keeps him/her from sleeping. T/F
  • I’ve fallen asleep driving. T/F
  • Is your neck greater than? 17 ins (male) 16 ins (female) T/F

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CUSTOM ORAL DEVICES

We work with each patient to develop a range of oral sleep devices designed to assist patients in the treatment of this condition.

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Dental Sleep  Medicine

sleepdiagramDental Sleep Medicine: Apnea literally means “unable to breath.” If you have sleep apnea, your breath can become very shallow or you may even stop breathing while you are asleep. This state of not breathing can occur up to hundreds of times a night. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) also called obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, occurs when there is complete or partial blockage of the upper airway during sleep. During a sleep apnea episode, the diaphragm and chest muscles work harder trying to open the airway. Breathing usually resumes with a loud gasp, snort, or body jerk. These episodes can interfere with sound sleep. They can also reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs. These irregularities can cause problems in heart rhythm and also cause serious disease and or death.

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Rowan Family Dentistry
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New Albany, MS 38652

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