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Disordered Breathing

What is Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)?

If you suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing – snoring or sleep apnea – it can be a nuisance to your family and also a very serious health risk. These consequences for children can be dire. Sleep disordered breathing is the very broad term used to describe a number of breathing issues that can occur while sleeping all of which include some obstruction or reduction in the air flow. The most common disorder is sleep apnea.

Did you know...

  • Snoring is NOT normal –it’s often joked about but the consequences of it are not funny
  • Even children can have sleep disordered breathing
  • 40 million Americans suffer from some form of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may be present in 20-40% of the adult population who snore
  • Most people go undiagnosed that have sleep apnea
  • Sleep apnea has been implicated as the underlying cause in over 100 different health conditions
  • Untreated OSA increases the risk of complications and even death from related chronic diseases, such as stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes

There are often signs in your oral cavity that may indicate that you are at risk. Dr. Miller can work with your medical care professional to make sure you get the treatment you need. Schedule an exam today.


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