Sleep Apnea Treatment
for Residents of Meridian, Idaho


Sleep Apnea Treatment for Residents of Meridian, Idaho
Sleep Apnea Treatment for Residents of Meridian, Idaho
More Than 18 Million Americans Suffer From Sleep Apnea
This is a condition that interferes with a restful night’s sleep and can cause a wide variety of symptoms that can affect your quality of life. Dr. Daron Lind of Meridian, Idaho is credentialed with American Sleep Dentistry and will be more than happy to visit with you about a sleep apnea appliance. Once your medical doctor has diagnosed your condition and a sleep study has been completed, our office can assist you in getting a sleep apnea appliance made to enable you to get a better night’s rest.

What Is Sleep Apnea?
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you stop breathing for several seconds at a time throughout the night. This occurs while you sleep, so you usually have no idea. Even if you sleep beside someone, it is not always obvious that you have stopped breathing as the episodes are so brief.

What Causes Sleep Apnea?
The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, this occurs when your throat relaxes during the night. When the muscles of the throat relax, they cover the windpipe, blocking the flow of air. When this occurs, your brain shifts into a panic mode, rousing you enough that your throat tenses again and breathing resumes.
  • Normal Breathing When you breathe while sleeping, air enters your mouth and nose and freely passes through the back of your throat into your lungs.
  • Breathing with Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles and tissues in the back of your throat relax and collapse your airway while you sleep. As air attempts to pass through this collapsed airway, tissues vibrate and cause you to snore. This collapse sometimes prohibits airflow so severely that you briefly stop breathing; your body automatically responds and wakes you up, allowing airflow to resume. This pattern of air deprivation and breath resumption is known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can cause multiple complications, including: chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, depression, heart attack and much, much more.

How Do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Are You Tired? Do You Snore? Do You Suffer From Diabetes, Depression, or High Blood Pressure?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may suffer from a debilitating disorder called sleep apnea and a sleep appliance may be your answer.

The lack of oxygen caused by sleep apnea can have a detrimental effect on your body, making sleep apnea treatment important for protecting your health. If untreated, sleep apnea can raise your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and liver problems.

How Can Dr. Lind Help Treat Sleep Apnea?
There are a few products that are FDA cleared to eliminate or reduce sleep apnea: An oral appliance can eliminate or reduce sleep apnea by opening the blocked airway in the back of your throat, which Dr. Lind of Meridian, Idaho can install in no time!

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
1% – 9% of infants and toddlers, and 3% – 5% of children aged 9 to14 habitually snore.
Multiple studies have found that hyperactivity and inattentive behavior often affect children who snore habitually, as well as those with obstructive sleep apnea, but behavioral problems improve following surgery to remove the obstructing tissue.
Adenoids and tonsils typically enlarge from infancy through childhood, then shrink during adolescence and adulthood. If during early childhood these tissues grow faster than the bones of the nose and throat, they can reduce the size of a child’s upper airway, making it difficult for the child to breathe when asleep.
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