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Could you or a loved one be one of the many people undiagnosed with a sleep or breathing disorder? It’s estimated that 20-25 percent of all adults have this type of disorder. The majority of patients who suffer from this insidious condition, however, are not even aware there is a problem. They know that they are tired or maybe have been told they snore, but they have no idea they have episodes of not breathing at night (apnea). Dr. Gleave in Salt Lake City, UT has the training and equipment to help diagnose and treat many of these cases. If the case is more severe, he works closely with a sleep physician for referral and CPAP treatment.

Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Affect Your Health

The consequences of doing nothing are severe. To deprive your body of the needed oxygen and rest it needs each night is very taxing to your whole system. It will substantially decrease your body and mind’s performance, not to mention adding to many other health problems. These include depression, hypertension, poor healing, impotence and loss of libido, memory loss, stress to sleep partner, weight gain, increased frequency of urination, acid reflux, and teeth grinding.

Patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea are four times more likely to have heart failure, and 90 percent of all stroke victims have obstructive sleep apnea. It will also increase depression by 40 percent, and you’re seven times more likely to have an auto accident. So treating a sleep/breathing disorder will certainly enhance the quality of your life and may just save it.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options in Salt Lake City

Dr. Gleave is certified to utilize the SomnoDent appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. It is the only oral appliance that is adjustable by slowing titrating to place the mandible (lower jaw) in the most forward position without causing pain to the jaw joint. This sleep appliance has been very effective in treating snoring and mild and slightly moderate obstructive sleep apnea cases. It is also beneficial in helping the CPAP-intolerant patient.

If you suffer from sleep apnea disorder and want to find relief with sleep apnea treatment, call our Salt Lake City, UT office today at 801-747-8531 to schedule your appointment. You can schedule your appointment online as well.

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