OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) is a life-threatening sleep disorder that occurs in both men, women
and young adults.
As many as 30 million Americans suffer from OSA while reportedly an estimated 10 million more
still remain undiagnosed.
Sleep apnea is characterized by recurrent gaps in breathing during a person's sleep. Apnea
literally means "without breath."
Left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can lead to fatigue, hypertension, high blood pressure,
stroke or heart failure.
Severe Snoring May Indicate OSA
Often one of the early warning signs of sleep apnea is disturbance of the natural sleeping cycle by snoring.
The snorer likely doesn't know these disruptions are even occurring. While snoring itself can keep your bed partner
awake, it can also represent a serious health risk.
- snoring often affects people who are overweight
- habitual snoring occurs most frequently in men
- snoring becomes increasingly worse with age
- interference from snoring diminishes quality of sleep
- interruption of sleep leads to multiple health problems
Adequate Rest Is Essential
Sleep provides the body with necessary physical and mental rest. Sleeping helps you stay healthy and alert and
prepares you for each new day by re-energizing your system. Regular sleeping patterns maximize both the repair and
regenerative cell processes in our bodies.
Lack of proper rest due to interruption of the sleep cycle reduces oxygen blood levels which can result in heart attack
or cardiac arrest. Other health problems include depression, impaired concentration and memory loss. The importance of
sufficient rest cannot be over emphasized. If you have a sleeping disorder, you'll want diagnosis and treatment from a qualified doctor.
Treatment Without Surgery or CPAP
Our Houston clinic offers both effective snoring relief and an alternative to CPAP therapy for obstructive
sleep apnea patients. This proven medical remedy is a custom-made oral appliance used
successfully to treat thousands of people suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea.
If you suffer from the symptoms as outlined on this website, please seek medical assistance. For more information
on a dental appliance to relieve indications of sleep apnea and problem snoring, consult your primary physician - or
contact our office for details on treatment options.