Sleep Apnea & Disorders

  • 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with OSA.
  • An estimated 16 million remain undiagnosed.
  • 10x People with OSA are 10 times more likely to die in a car crash.
  • 1 in 5 adults suffers from at least mild sleep apnea.
  • 1 in 3 preschool children suffers from sleep apnea.

People with OSA are at a higher risk for

  • Impotence
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Thinking and memory problems
  • Stroke

In most cases, snoring is nothing more than an inconvenience. In others, it’s a symptom of a serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

 
Obstructive sleep apnea can cause:
  • Altered job or school performance
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Marital and social problems
  • Accidents and injuries

Depending on the severity of your condition, treatments may include:

  • Behavior modification or simple lifestyle changes, such as weight loss or a change in sleeping position and habits.
  • Oral appliances that bring the jaw forward during sleep to keep the airway open.
  • CPAP or BiPAP devices that use positive air pressure to keep the airway open during sleep.
  • Surgical procedures such as Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA), Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), Hyoid Suspension and Genioglossus Advancement (GGA

 

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is ready to help as an integral part of a professional team that treats sleep-related breathing disorders.