Sleep Disordered Breathing or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition in which breathing pauses or decreases while you are asleep. This condition robs your body of the rest it needs to function properly during the day. OSA affects more than 18 million adults and children in the USA.
OSA symptoms include:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Feeling exhausted after a normal night of sleep
Possible long-term Symptoms:
- Heart attack / stroke
- Hypertension / diabetes 2
- Auto-immune diseases
- Learning and memory problems
- Poor mental and emotional health
Children many times can be effectively treated with orthodontic intervention. For adults, an oral appliance for Obstructive Sleep Apnea can provide immediate relief. Call our office today and schedule a free initial exam with Dr. Greg. Let us see how orthodontics could help your child or if you, as an adult, are a candidate for an appliance that could put you on your way to a good night’s sleep.