Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Overview

Obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA) is a medical condition in which a person repeatedly stops and starts breathing at night.  Like with snoring, once a person falls asleep the tissues and muscles in the throat relax and fall backwards. This causes the airway to become obstructed, and prevents (or reduces) the passage of air. 

Signs & Symptoms

  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

  • Waking Up Choking/Gasping

  • Morning Headaches

  • Mood Changes/Irritability

  • Difficulty Maintaining Sleep

Common Risk Factors of OSA

Excessive Weight

Narrow Airway

Smoking

Gender

Diabetes

OSA Effects

Take Back Your Health!

If left untreated OSA can have severe consequences on not only your sleep, but on your entire body and health in general.

Which is why treatment either with a CPAP machine or a dental device is so important.

From more strain on your heart, to increased risk for stroke, all the way to depression and anxiety the effects of OSA are far reaching. Which is why talking with your doctor and devising a treatment plan is so important.

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