Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Is gasping for air while sleeping keeping your partner awake?
The cessation of breathing, or "apnea" while sleeping, initiates impulses from the brain to awaken the person just enough to restart the breathing process.This cycle repeats itself many times during the night and may result in sleep deprivation and a number of health-related problems including heart attack and stroke.
Scientific evidence shows that CPAP is the best treatment for Severe OSA and Oral Appliance Therapy for mild and moderate OSA, plus cases of severe OSA when the patient can not tolerate CPAP. Around 50% of CPAP patients do not use it or are intolerant to CPAP.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective alternative to CPAP intolerant patients, and you can eliminate the claustrophobic effect of CPAP and the cumbersome hoses and mask.