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Sleep Apnea Overview

Approximately 80% of people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea are still undiagnosed. Obstructive Sleep Apnea increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cognitive impairment, and depression.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea happens when the airway completely or partially collapse during sleep causing interruptions of normal airflow and breathing. These interruptions manifest as snoring and/or gasping and cause decreased oxygenation to the body and brain. Instead of experiencing refreshing and rejuvenating sleep, people suffering with OSA have the opposite effect and wake up tired and feeling unrefreshed. San Francisco Dental Sleep Medicine is committed to helping patients with both diagnostics and treatment of OSA with dental Oral Appliances so that they can live longer, healthier and more vibrant lives. Oral Appliances are the most popular CPAP alternative available, so if you tried CPAP and could not tolerate it, Oral Appliance Therapy might be the best option for you to treat your sleep apnea.

If you snore regularly, wake up frequently, toss and turn during the night, experience night sweats, or are always tired during the day, then you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you think that you might have OSA, please click here to request a complementary consultation with Dr. Douglas Chenin.

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