Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Do you snore? Have you noticed excessive daytime sleepiness or gasping for air in the middle of the night? These are just a few symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, more specifically obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, it is estimated that 26% of adults between the age of 30 and 70 have sleep apnea. Undiagnosed and untreated OSA increases the risks of health complications including hypertension, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.
Many people may not know that it is treatable and there are other options of predictable therapy other than a CPAP machine. Downtown Dentists’ offers custom made, adjustable oral appliances to treat mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea.