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Should I Drive If I Have Sleep Apnea?

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Are you one of the many people who suffer from sleep apnea? If so, you are likely familiar with the risks associated with this condition, including daytime fatigue and slowed reflexes. However, did you know that you can take steps to reduce your risk of being involved in a car accident if you have sleep apnea?

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Drivers? 

Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, causing daytime fatigue, slowed reflexes, and an increased risk of car accidents. If you have sleep apnea, it is vital to ensure that you are driving safely.

How Can I Drive Safely If I Have Sleep Apnea? 

It is important to avoid driving if you are feeling tired. Make sure to get plenty of rest before driving long distances, and take breaks often if you are feeling tired while on the road. Seeking sleep apnea treatment can also help reduce your risk of car accidents.

Sleep apnea can be treated through Oral Appliance Therapy (OSA) which uses a mouthpiece to keep the airway open while you sleep. To get fitted for a custom oral appliance, visit Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics today or contact us today at (425) 948-1875.

Feeling Tired?

If you're feeling more tired than usual, it may be a sign that you have sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a number of serious health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and car accidents. Don't hesitate to seek treatment today if you think you have sleep apnea.

Talk to your doctor if you're experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Gasping or choking at night
  • Waking up frequently at night
  • Dry mouth or throat when waking up in the morning
  • Morning headaches

If you think you may have sleep apnea, don't wait to get help. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can treat your condition.

Schedule an Appointment 

At Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, we are dedicated to helping our patients get the treatment they need to improve their quality of life. Contact us today at (425) 948-1875 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you achieve optimal health. 

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Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

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WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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