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Carolina Dental Sleep Center
Your Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Migraine, and TMJ Dental Treatment Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina (NC) - serving Moore County in Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, and surrounding NC areas including Raleigh, Fayetteville, Raeford, and Sanford.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder which affects aproximately 1 in 6 individuals and as many of 50% of those over age 50. It GREATLY increases your risk for heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure.You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and you feel tired even after a full night's sleep.Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is the most common form of sleep apnea. OSA occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax, allowing the soft tissue there to completely block your airway. Your body struggles to overcome this blockage, disrupting your sleep. This can occur hundreds of times each night, preventing you from sleeping well, and also increasing your risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Click play on the video below to see what an episode of sleep apnea looks like.
Factors that can increase the risk of obstructive sleep apnea include weight gain, alcohol or sedative use, a large neck, smoking, gender (male), age (older), and high blood pressure.
If you think you might have obstructive sleep apnea, or if you are a heavy snorer, we can help. At the Carolina Dental Sleep Center we take a special interest in treating YOUR snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. We work with the finest sleep physicians and ENTs in area to insure that your sleep problem is properly diagnosed and treated in a way that is both comfortable and affordable for you.
Call us today to schedule an appointment. You'll sleep better if you do.
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