Sullivan Dental Partners
Sullivan Dental Partners
Richard Sullivan
DDS, FICOI, FIALD
Richard Sullivan
DDS

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What You Should Know about Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Brentwood TN | Sleeping

Did you know that dentists are usually the earliest detectors of sleep disorders? Dentistry and sleeping don’t seem to have an obvious link, but the science is there. 

For example, if you struggle with snoring or have trouble sleeping, you might have obstructive sleep apnea. 

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects over 18 million Americans. This condition causes interruptions with your breath; pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may happen multiple times an hour. This stop in breathing results in people gasping for air and waking up, which naturally diminishes your quality of sleep and results in fatigue. Sleep apnea is linked ...

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