Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the tongue falls against the back of the throat during sleep, partially or even completely blocking the airway. As a result, sleep is frequently interrupted as the affected wake up gasping for air. Headaches, fatigue and a loss of concentration are common symptoms of OSA.
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cardiac Arrhythmias, even heart attacks.
- OSA can increase your risk of death by 46% which makes it more dangerous than smoking.
Treatment for OSA consists of a custom-fitted oral appliance can prevent the tongue from falling against the back of the throat by positioning the lower jaw forward while worn at night. The device can help be as effective in reducing or eliminating OSA as a CPAP machine and is typically better tolerated. These devices are recommended for people who snore, have moderate OSA, are CPAP intolerant, grind their teeth and/or have TMJ/facial pain.
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