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Sleep Apnea

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA)?

Sleep Apnea results when there is a complete obstruction of the airway, resulting in airflow cessation (apnea) for at least 10 seconds. Because of this, our body oxygen decreases, and makes our heart work harder . It also disrupts our natural sleep cycle and results in poor sleep quality. In severe cases, a patient may experience up to 300 apnea episode per night. If left untreated, it may cause some severe health risks.

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Common Symptom of Sleep Apnea

Loud Snoring                      Irritability

Memory Loss                      Falling Asleep while driving

Morning headache              Excessive Daytime sleepiness

Impaired Concentration      Decreased Sex drive

Health Problem Associated with Sleep Apnea

Type II Diabetes

High Blood Pressure

Increased risk of Stroke

Increased risk of Heart Attack


Erectile Dysfunction

ADHD in Children

Bedwetting in Children



We can help to screen for sleep disorders with Epworth Sleepness Scale, and also TMJ questionnaire needs to be completed to evaluate the health of TMJ.

CPAP , a Continuous Positive Aireway Pressure device is the most common medical treatment for severe obstructive apnea. If you can not tolerate a CPAP or if you snore and have mild to moderate sleep apnea, an Oral Appliance Therapy will be the treatment of choice.

The Oral appliances holds your lower jaw in a forward position. This will prevent airway collapse by the tongue and prevent snoring as well. The appliance should be worn nightly and will significantly reduces sleep apnea symptoms and improves quality of life.

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