People suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea are literally suffocating in their sleep. The sleeper’s airway is blocked by structures like large tonsils, a receding jaw, or an oversized tongue. When the body does not get adequate oxygen during sleep, the sleeper can snore loudly and gasp for air. This can occur hundreds of times every night.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common chronic illness in the United States, and left untreated, it can put you at a higher risk for heart attack or a stroke. We provide custom made appliances to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. These appliances are FDA approved and are as effective as CPAP in mild and moderate apnea and patients that are CPAP intolerant.
Obstructive sleep apnea symptoms can include:
- Loud snoring
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Breathing cessation episodes as witnessed by another individual
- Morning headaches
- Impaired mental or emotional functioning