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Snoring & Sleep Apnea Louisville, KY

Snoring and sleep apnea are two of the most common sleep-related breathing disorders. The position of the jaws and related structures influences the development of sleep apnea, making the dentist a key professional in the diagnosis and treatment for selective cases.

Sleep Apnea Louisville KY

As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Westermann can work with patients to diagnose sleep apnea and related disorders and provide effective treatment to improve overall health and wellness.

Snoring by itself is generally not a health problem, however it can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients who suffer with OSA repeatedly stop breathing while they sleep. The prevalence of sleep apnea increases with age and it is estimated that as many as 50% of elderly men and women suffer from the disorder. OSA is a serious health problem that can have a significant impact on overall physical condition, increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and even be life threatening.