SLEEP APNEA & SNORING


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Never before in the human history have we had so many issues with sleep. Our patients come to us with a need to sleep better, specifically to breathe better while sleeping. They and their bed partners want a quiet, restful night’s sleep. They want to wake refreshed and have an energetic day. Sleep Apnea and Snoring robs these patients of therapeutic sleep and most spiral into chronic illness including hypertension, diabetes, weight gain, depression and excessive daytime sleepiness. A spectrum of sleep disorders called “Sleep Disordered Breathing” involve difficulty breathing during sleep. Snoring and Sleep Apnea are the most common sleep disordered breathing problems. Snoring often thought of in a comical manner, is, in fact, no laughing matter. Snoring can strain relationships and be an indicator of the much more serious condition Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, referred to as OSA, occurs when the airway collapses during sleep resulting in lower oxygen levels in the blood and brain. If untreated these repeated hypoxias (low oxygen levels) eventually cause chronic illness such as high blood pressure, diabetes and premature death. You owe it to yourself and your family to get tested, diagnosed and treated for obstructive sleep apnea.

Never before in the history of mankind have we had so many issues with sleep. A spectrum of sleep disorders called “Sleep Disordered Breathing” involve difficulty breathing during sleep. Snoring and Sleep Apnea are the most common sleep disordered breathing problems. Snoring, often thought of in a comical manner, is in fact no laughing matter. Snoring can strain relationships and be an indicator of the much more serious condition Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, referred to as OSA, occurs when the airway collapses during sleep resulting in lower oxygen levels in the blood and brain. If untreated these repeated hypoxias (low oxygen levels) eventually cause serious illness such as high blood pressure, diabetes and premature death.

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SLEEP APNEA BY THE NUMBERS

% MIDDLE AGED WOMEN THAT HAVE OSA?
11%
% CHILDREN THAT SNORE THAT HAVE OSA?
20%
% MIDDLE AGE MEN THAT HAVE OSA?
25%
% ALL CAR ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY DROWSY DRIVING?
25%
% BED PARTNERS THAT COMPLAIN ABOUT SNORING?
39%
% TYPE 2 DIABETICS PATIENTS THAT HAVE OSA?
48%
%CPAP USERS THAT ULTIMATELY FAIL?
50%
% HEART ATTACK PATIENTS THAT HAVE OSA?
70%
% SLEEP APNEA PATIENTS THAT ARE OVERWEIGHT?
70%
% MALE OSA PATIENTS WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?
90%
% OSA patients NOT diagnosed?
90%
% UNTREATED OSA patients with SHORTENED LIFESPANS?
100%

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Dental Sleep Medicine

Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring strikes all ages, genders and races. Professional athletes also suffer from OSA. Professional athletes need to have top performance on the field but their off field sleep directly affects their focus, performance and recovery. This is the story of NFL player Antone Smith and his success battling OSA using dental oral appliance therapy.

Shaq’s OSA Journey

OSA has no age, gender nor ethnic bias. This is professional athlete Shaquille O’Neil’s story on facing OSA. Facing up to the fact that you may have a snoring or sleep apnea problem is the first step. New breakthroughs in home testing and alternatives to CPAP make that fear easier to overcome. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to start your journey to health and wellness.

Sleep Should Be Silent

This in-depth review of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring by Stanford Sleep Medicine professor Rafael Payelo, MD. Topics discussed include snoring, sleep apnea, CPAP and surgical options for sleep apnea treatment. Sleep apnea symptoms and sleep testing are reviewed as well. The bottom line is that sleep should be silent. If your sleep is anything but quiet, you may have sleep disordered breathing issues.

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