Sleep Apnea / Snoring

During sleep, the upper airway muscles relax and the airway can become obstructed - often heard as snoring. Sleep apnea and snoring frequently occur together, causing your airway to collapse. This is called obstructive sleep apnea. Each obstructive event may last for 10 seconds or longer. Apnea disrupts sleep patterns and prevents you from getting deep, refreshing sleep. It can also lead to Cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, stroke, weight gain and traffic accidents. Sleep Apnea can be treated with a custom made, adjustable oral appliance that maintains the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep. This mechanical protrusion widens the space behind the tongue and reduces the vibration and physical obstruction to breathing and the tendency to snore.