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Sleep Disordered Breathing...

Approximately 42 Million American adults have Sleep Disordered Breathing. And 75% of adults with SDB are undiagnosed!

Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) describes a number of breathing disorders. 

One example is: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

OSA affects more men than women, people with obesity, hypertension, excessive alcohol use, smokers, upper airway or facial abnormalities, and more.


Some symptoms:

Morning headaches, forgetfulness, moodiness, waking up tired, depression, restless sleep, Loud or chronic snoring.

Sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues over time including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and weight gain.

For more information you can read this article by Karen Wuertz DDS

This ASHA article has a good story for information about sleep disordered breathing in children. 


The Tongue was Involved, But What Was the Trouble?

"One of the tongue's biggest roles is to maintain the airway for breathing"

Some symptoms:

  • Snoring

  • Mouth breathing

  • Grinding teeth

  • Restless sleep

  • Waking multiple times

If you are concerned and want more information, please contact our office at (336) 350-9263.

Girl sleeping with mouth open and neck p
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