Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder that causes your breathing to suddenly stop during the night, either due to blockages or misfiring. As the result your body becomes stressed and works more to start breathing again. The chest starts to contract and your body fights for air during this time, because of this you don’t get proper rest nor oxygen to your brain and other vital organs. Over time, many people can have serious complications that can lead to heart disease, stroke, and other major health problems.
Our office has special training, expertise in preparing and delivering custom made oral appliances commonly known as oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea. We provide patients with a free take home sleep test that allows are doctors to see exactly what is going on with each individual patient and what level of sleep apnea is occurring. From this we can properly help patients seek treatment for their overall general health. For more information about sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment please call our office at (229) 377-6588.