Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic medical condition that can affect your sleep, health and quality of life. It has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, work and driving related accidents and stroke. During sleep, muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of your throat can sag, narrowing and constricting the airway.
It can have a signifcant impact on quality of life, placing unnecessary strain on relationships between bed partners, family and the workplace.
If you or a loved one have obstructive sleep apnea or display symptoms such as snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, or pauses in breathing while sleeping, treatment is essential.
Using a custom fit device that fits over the upper and lower teeth. The device slightly moves the lower jaw forward, helping to keep the airway open and allowing you to breath normally.