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Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

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Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects how you breathe. When you have sleep apnea, you stop breathing for short periods while you're asleep. This condition can lead to health problems like high blood pressure and heart disease over time. Sleep apnea has also been linked to weight gain, which can worsen the health problems associated with sleep apnea. If you think you might have sleep apnea, talk to your doctor about getting tested. There are treatments available that can help improve your sleep and overall health.

Why Your Sleep Matters 

If you're trying to lose weight, get enough sleep. A lack of sleep can lead to weight gain because it increases levels of a hormone called ghrelin that makes you feel hungry. It also decreases levels of another hormone called leptin that makes you feel full. So if you're not getting enough sleep, you may end up eating more than you need to.

Sleep apnea is a severe condition that can impact your health. If you think you might have sleep apnea, talk to your doctor about getting tested and finding the proper treatment. Getting enough sleep is vital for overall health and can help you reach your weight loss goals.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms 

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that repeatedly causes breathing to stop and start during sleep. The most common symptoms are snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness. If you have sleep apnea, you may not be getting enough oxygen when you breathe. This symptom may cause serious health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

 Oral Appliance Therapy (OSA)

Your doctor may recommend oral appliance therapy if you have mild to moderate sleep apnea. An oral appliance is a mouthpiece that you wear during sleep. It helps keep your airway open so you can breathe normally.

The new MicrO2 Sleep Device is a small, comfortable oral appliance worn during sleep. It helps keep the airway open by bringing the lower jaw and tongue forward. The MicrO2 Sleep Device is custom-made for each patient and can be adjusted to ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness.

Contact us today at (425) 948-1875 to learn more about the MicrO2 Sleep Device and to find out if it is right for you.

 Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea

Treating sleep apnea can help improve your overall health and quality of life. People who have sleep apnea often report feeling more rested and having more energy after treatment. They may also have less daytime sleepiness and fewer cravings for unhealthy foods.

It is vital to get enough sleep every night. Sleep is crucial for overall health and can help people reach their weight loss goals.

 Sleep Better Tonight

If you're looking for a way to improve your sleep, we can help you determine if oral appliance therapy is right for you. Contact us today at (425) 948-1875 to learn more. 

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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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