SLEEP APNEA


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  • 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with OSA.
  • An estimated 16 million remain undiagnosed.
  • 10x People with OSA are 10 times more likely to die in a car crash.
  • 1 in 5 adults suffers from at least mild sleep apnea.
  • 1 in 3 preschool children suffers from sleep apnea.

People with OSA are at a higher risk for

In most cases, snoring is nothing more than an inconvenience. In others, it’s a symptom of a serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Obstructive sleep apnea can cause:
  • Altered job or school performance
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Marital and social problems
  • Accidents and injuries
 

Depending on the severity of your condition, treatments may include:

Behavior modification or simple lifestyle changes, such as weight loss or a change in sleeping position and habits.
Oral appliances that bring the jaw forward during sleep to keep the airway open.
CPAP or BiPAP devices that use positive air pressure to keep the airway open during sleep.
Surgical procedures such as Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA), Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), Hyoid Suspension and Genioglossus Advancement (GGA).
 
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is ready to help as an integral part of a professional team that treats sleep-related breathing disorders.
  • 40% of people older than 40 snore.
  • 50% of them do so every night.

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