Sleep apnea creates unhealthy conditions that affect the body, productivity and relationships.
Eliminate Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea restricts breathing while sleeping, causing a wide range of dangerous and life-threatening symptoms. Sleep apnea contributes to hypertension, diabetes, weight gain and other systemic conditions, as well as affecting your emotional and mental faculties. Low oxygen intake (or hypoxia) throughout the night causes a person to not sleep restfully and the brain is deprived of oxygen. Generally, with sleep apnea, the body works through the night to survive instead of resting and regenerating. Sleep apnea creates unhealthy conditions that affect the body, productivity and relationships.
The most obvious sign of sleep apnea is snoring. If a child or an adult is a chronic snorer, they should be tested for sleep apnea. They should be evaluated for Facial Growth treatment. One of the factors that contributes to an underdeveloped jaw is a pattern of mouth breathing. This can begin at a young age. Left untreated, mouth breathing can contribute to an underdeveloped jaw and airway. Thus, early intervention has many advantages.
The primary treatment on the market for decades has been CPAP, an apparatus worn at night over the mouth that forces air past the tongue obstruction. Loud and uncomfortable, CPAP is not an ideal solution for many patients. Dentists can develop and prescribe a mouth appliance or orthotic, which is an alternative treatment to hold the jaw in position, allowing for the tongue a place to rest out of the airway. Dr. Mingus’ Facial Growth treatment performs the same function as the orthotic, only on a permanent basis. By growing the jaw to its full genetic potential and developing the airway fully, the tongue rests out of the way, allowing for free breathing at night.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the tongue falls back into the airway, obstructing airflow. In people with underdeveloped jaws, this occurs because there is not enough room for the tongue in the mouth. In these cases, the underdeveloped jaw has caused an underdeveloped airway. Dr. Mingus’s Facial Growth treatments grow the jaw to its full potential, making room for the tongue so it does not obstruct the airway at night. This is how Facial Growth and Epigenetic Dentistry can eliminate Obstructive Sleep Apnea.