is a growing health crisis that affects 20 million people and is a major cause of stroke, heart disease, and sleep-related car accidents: According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 80 to 90 percent of people with obstructive sleep apnea are undiagnosed and untreated.
Poor sleep caused by sleep apnea is a major public health problem. A person with sleep apnea may experience irritability, mood changes, lowered sexual drive and capacity, and a reduction of intellectual ability. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are estimated to cost Americans over $100 billion annually in lost productivity, medical expenses, sick leave, and property and environmental damage.
Dr. Grande uses a variety of oral appliances that are custom-fitted to help each patient sleep soundly and minimize the effects of sleep apnea, such as snoring. These FDA-approved devices essentially treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea by preventing airway obstruction and allowing the patient to breathe easily and continuously.
Dr. Grande offers comprehensive, advanced solutions to successfully treat people suffering from snoring, sleep apnea and other sleep related disorders.
To evaluate if you may have sleep apnea, Dr. Grande points out a few key signs to look out for, including a video showing someone with sleep apnea:
- Do you snore loudly? About half of all people who snore loudly have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
- What's your neck size? The size of your neck can be a telltale sign. Men with sleep apnea often have a neck size of more than 17 inches (16 inches for women).
- Are you waking repeatedly during the night or tired all day? People with sleep apnea wake-up suddenly hundreds of times each night, depriving themselves of restorative sleep.
- We also offer a free, online sleep apnea test.
With a mission to rekindle love, renew energy, and revitalize spirit, Dr. Grande encourages everyone concerned about their sleep patterns, snoring, or tiredness to schedule a comprehensive private consultation at his dental office.