You may think that snoring is little more than an irritation to your sleeping partner, but it may be a sign of a serious medical condition known as Sleep Apnea. Apnea is characterized by brief periods during sleep when you actually stop breathing. Beyond leaving you a little tired the next day, apnea has been linked to a host of other conditions.
these conditions include:
- Grinding the teeth
- Memory and learning problems
- Insulin resistance and other hormonal imbalances
Here are some signs of sleep apnea to be aware of:
Oral Appliance Therapy
We partner with medical specialists who determine your medical diagnosis and the best treatment for you. Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is the first line of defense for:
- Mild obstructive sleep apnea
- Moderate obstructive sleep apnea
- Sleep apnea patients who do not use their CPAP
As a final note, it is important to note that adults are not the only ones that suffer from Sleep Apnea. Children may be affected as well and are best evaluated by a pediatrician.