Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-breathing disorder characterized by breathing pauses that occur multiple times per hour during the night and are caused by a blocked or partially blocked airway. The breathing cessations result in reduced oxygen flow that, in turn, cause micro-awakenings that have a severe impact on quality sleep and overall health.
An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from the condition, with 80 percent of suspected cases remaining undiagnosed. Untreated sleep apnea contributes to an increased risk of drowsy driving, workplace incidents, and serious health conditions such as stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and many more.
While these are the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, people with the condition may experience one or more, or even none of the symptoms listed. That's what makes sleep apnea so dangerous!
Oral Appliance Therapy
A custom-ﬁt oral appliance is an effective treatment option for sleep breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. The appliance can also help address the disorders’ associated challenges such as persistent fatigue and teeth grinding, among others... learn more
Multiple Sleep Latency Test
A daytime study in our Sleep Center to test for excessive sleepiness by measuring how quickly a patient falls asleep in a quiet environment during the day using a series of sensors. The results help diagnose narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia... learn more