Scottsdale Sleep Dentist Helping Arizona Stop Snoring

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http://www.sleepwellaz.com - Dr. Nick Meyer knows that during sleep, air should move freely and rhythmically in and out of the lungs via the nose and mouth just as while awake. When this normal breathing pattern is disrupted during sleep, sleep-disordered breathing is said to occur. Sleep-disordered breathing refers to a range of breathing disturbances, including apneas, hypopneas, snoring, and respiratory effort-related arousals.When airflow completely stops during sleep, its called an apnea. When airflow slows significantly, but not completely, its called an hypopnea. In obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), apneas and hypopneas occur because of complete or near-complete blockage of the upper airway (throat). In central sleep apnea (CSA), apneas and hypopneas occur because the brain and central nervous system fails to generate a rhythmic signal to breathe. OSA is much more common than CSA. CSA typically occurs only in people who have experienced heart failure, stroke, or kidney failure. Take the ... Distrib

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