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Waking up to the dangers of sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing

Although there is a growing awareness of the impact of sleep disorders on health, many people are unaware that they have them.

At Bradlee Dental Care, as a part of our normal screening process, we ask patients if they have any of the common symptoms associated with sleep disorders, including:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud, disruptive snoring
  • Depression and irritability
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Morning headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Memory loss or limited attention

If we uncover problematic symptoms (and after consulting with a patient’s physician), we can employ a variety of state-of-the-art oral devices at Bradlee Dental Care for overcoming sleep disorders. We also use as a proprietary monitoring system to help assess the effectiveness of a corrective device.

In this video, Dr. Bertrand De Silva explains the condition of sleep apnea, the complications from it, and indications that you or someone you know, is a candidate for diagnosis and treatment.

What We Do

With the aid of our comprehensive evaluation, testing and treatment, patients routinely experience dramatic relief from snoring, sleep apnea, head, and facial pain connected to the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). We have also freed patients from CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) masks, a commonly prescribed solution that most sleep apnea sufferers find extremely uncomfortable and often don’t use.

Children Are Affected, Too

And, incidentally, sleep disorders don’t only affect adults. When a child is sleepy, snores, and generally does not get a good night’s sleep, he or she may be suffering from a sleep-related breathing disorder that could be misdiagnosed.

In a longitudinal study conducted at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and published in the April 2012 issue of Pediatrics, it was reported that signs of sleep-disordered breathing in children, ages 6 to 69 months, predicted a 60% higher risk of behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity, at age 7. Children with the worst symptoms that persisted the longest were most likely to develop hyperactivity, conduct, and social problems. Read the summary in MEDPAGE TODAY.

Oral devices have been shown to be effective for children with mild and moderate sleep apnea and other sleep disturbances.

Contact Bradlee Dental Care for the latest technology in sleep disordered breathing, and a kind and caring approach to your issues, for effective relief for you or your child.

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Headaches: A TMJ / Sleep Apnea Connection?

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Sleep Apnea and Women – Ignorance is Not Bliss.

Sleep Apnea and Women – Ignorance is Not Bliss.

For years Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has generally been considered a men’s health issue. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, the ratio of men to women who come in to be evaluated for OSA is quite unbalanced.

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Does Snoring Make You More Likely to Have a Stroke?

Many people think that snoring is a nuisance, and not harmful to the individual. Many spouses or bed partners have their own opinions on that…

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Daniel F. Babiec, DMD, MAGD, FICOI
Jung Min Oh, DMD, MS

3543 West Braddock Road
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Alexandria, VA 22302

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