One chronic, potentially life threatening condition that can greatly affect your quality of life is sleep apnea. This is a sleep related breathing disorder that affects millions of people, characterized by pauses or lapses in breathing during sleep. With sleep apnea, a person often will awaken during the night, many times gasping for air due to a lack of oxygen that can last from a few seconds to minutes at a time. This occurs every night.
The only way to be diagnosed for sleep apnea is to have a sleep study. At Sun Valley Smile Designs, Dr. Calvert will perform a computerized airway analysis along with other advanced screening techniques to see if you are at risk for sleep apnea. A sleep study must then be performed to provide the actual diagnosis of sleep apnea. … Read More