It’s estimated that approximately 20 percent of U.S. adults suffer from some form of sleep apnea but only about 10 percent of those affected by the disease are ever diagnosed. The Dental Sleep Center of Savannah at Morrison Dental Associates is dedicated to educating the community, helping to identify sleep apnea patients and providing treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea through Oral Appliance Therapy.
Sleep apnea is a serious disease characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Snoring is a primary symptom of sleep apnea, and anyone who is tormented by snoring is at risk for sleep apnea. Snoring may not be perceived as a serious threat, but sleep apnea has been linked to deadly medical issues such as strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and hypertension.
Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a physician, but the Dental Sleep Center of Savannah at Morrison Dental Associates offers home sleep studies that have been found to be a cost-effective detection strategy for sleep apnea. As a part of National Sleep Awareness Week, the Dental Sleep Center of Savannah at Morrison Dental Associates will provide anyone who suspects they are at risk for sleep apnea with a free home sleep study and evaluation to help raise awareness about this sinister disease. The Dental Sleep Center of Savannah at Morrison Dental Associates will administer a sleep apnea risk questionnaire, provide home sleep study equipment and refer patients to a local sleep physician to review the results and determine a diagnosis.
Anyone interested in a home sleep study can contact the Dental Sleep Center of Savannah at Morrison Dental Associates at (912) 235-3636 or click on the Dental Sleep Medicine tab on the website menu. Don’t lose one more night’s sleep – get diagnosed and get treated!