OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)

Snoring is considered a major indicator of OSA.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is recognized as repeated episodes of cessation in breathing during sleep. This results because our muscles relax during sleep and then gravity pulls the airway closed. Momentary suffication develops producing excessive stress on the body.

OSA IS HIGHLY CORRELATED WITH:

-CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONS: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE STROKE

-DAYTIME SLEEPINESS, HEADACHES, MEMORY LOSS , MOOD CHANGES

-RELATIONSHIP DISTURBANCES, DECREASED LIBIDO

Fortunately, mild to moderate sleep apnea patients are well treated with an oral appliance. Also, non-compliant CPAP patients can also be helped with an oral appliance.


 

HOW DOES AN ORAL APPLIANCE WORK?

Oral appliances work by maintaining the lower jaw in a protruded position, thus opening the airway.

The oral appliance is covered by most MEDICAL INSURANCE PLANS!

First, Dr. Lerner will take impressions of your teeth and measure the movements of your jaw. The oral appliance is then fabricated to your specifications.

Patients that have already received their appliance are reporting dimished snoring, a better nights sleep and improved overall well-being!

If you or someone you love snores, has symptoms or has been diagnosed with OSA, please call our office to schedule your complimentary screening today!

To watch a video animation of OSA please click the link below....