Do you feel like you don’t have any energy?
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. The term sleep apnea is derived from the Greek etymology meaning “without breath”. Breathing pauses can last anywhere from several seconds to minutes, and happen as often as 30 times or more per hour. Ongoing disrupted breathing causes an imbalance between the carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the bloodstream, as not enough carbon dioxide is exiting and not enough oxygen is entering the body.
Reason for treating sleep apnea
What does sleep apnea treatment involve?
Dr. Dahm can help identify the reasons you may be suffering from sleep apnea that are related to the upper and lower jaws and mouth. Working in conjunction with a sleep physician, if a diagnosis of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome or Obstructive Sleep Apnea are made, treatment options are available at the Iowa Center to manage or improve your condition and referrals for treatments with other practitioners are coordinated for your care.