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Shaun Christensen, DMD
208-505-9975
155 South Midland Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686




Sleep Apnea

Couple suffering from snoring caused by Sleep Apnea, Middle Creek Dental, Shaun Christensen, DMDSleep apnea is a condition that affects how you breathe when sleeping. During sleep, normal breathing can be interrupted for 10 seconds or more hundreds of times during a single night. Untreated sleep apnea prevents you from getting enough deep, restorative sleep. Without enough deep sleep you may be sleepy, lack mental sharpness and be less productive. Long term health effects can be serious, including weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

Learn more about sleep apnea solutions.

Signs of Sleep Apnea

•  Loud, chronic snoring
•  Insomnia
•  Breathing pauses for long periods
•  Waking up often at night
•  Forgetfulness, irritability, depression

Home Treatments for Light Sleep Apnea

•  Avoid sleeping on your back, because your tongue is more likely to block your airway
•  Elevate your head using extra pillows or a body wedge
•  Open your nasal passage via breathing strips, saline nasal flush, or a nasal dilator
•  Lose weight
•  Exercise

Treatments for Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea

•  Talk to a doctor trained in sleep apnea
•  Use supplemental oxygen while sleeping
•  Use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure) machine
•  Use an oral appliance made by Dr. Shaun Christensen's office to help keep your airway open

If you think you may have sleep apnea, please give us a call today at (208) 505-9975. We can help identify and diagnose the severity of the sleep apnea and discuss the best treatment options for your unique situation.





Middle Creek Dental


Phone: (208) 505-9975


155 South Midland Blvd


Nampa, ID 83686




 

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