Normal breathing is silent breathing through your nose. It is quiet and effortless. It allows our bodies to go into normal deep, restorative sleep, and to awake refreshed and ready to take on each new day. Normal breathing is vital for living a vibrant happy life. Unfortunately, millions around the world simply can't breathe normally - especially at night. Snoring and sleep apnea are not normal breathing patterns.
If you or someone you love suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, it may be due to a compromised upper airway. Another cause of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea is an obstruction in the airway caused by narrow dental arches and/or an underdeveloped jaw.
“In 98% of patients with OSAS, the condition is due to abnormal anatomical features of the soft tissues and/or the structures of the maxillomandibular skeleton that cause a “disproportionate anatomy” of the airway.”
*ARCH OTOLARYNGOL HEAD NECK SURG/VOL 137 (NO. 10), OCT 2011
The consequences of sleep obstructive sleep apnea can be deadly. A Yale Study found that sleep apnea increases the risk of a deadly heart attack by 30% over the course of four to five years. There are other life-altering symptoms as well. If you or someone you love is dealing with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you likely have experienced the impact. Sleep Apnea can affect an individual’s mood, behavior, vitality and energy.
Are you or someone you love struggling with any of these conditions? They could all be linked to one root cause – underdeveloped jaws and a compromised airway! Chester Dental Care is now treating people of all ages with a non-invasive, non surgical treatment option for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disordered breathing
We serve adults and children throughout the Greater Richmond, Virginia area, including Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan counties as well as the cities of Richmond, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg. If you'd like to start your journey to better airway health, deeper and more restful sleep, and greater overall quality of life, request an appointment today!