Sleep Apnea

Here are the facts...

Snoring affects nearly one out of every three Americans. That’s right over 90 million people (60% of people over 40) snore while sleeping. It is the number one reason (27%) why couples have separate bedrooms. It is conservatively estimated by the Mayo Clinic that people sleeping with snorers lose over one hour of sleep every night. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, snorers have three times as many car accidents as non snorers!

Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition where air is unable to flow into, or out of, a person’s airway for brief periods of time during sleep. Many people don’t even realize they have it. What they do know is that during the day, they seem tired or, at night, their sleep doesn’t seem truly restful.

Chances of experiencing an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke are dramatically increased for the more than 18 million Americans who have sleep apnea.

Potential Snoring & Sleep Apnea Health Risks

  • Heart Disease (3 times more likely)
  • Strokes (4 times more likely)
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Weight Gain
  • Unnecessary Fatigue

Associations & Memberships:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
  • Founding Members of American Academy of Oral Systemic Health