Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a chronic condition that is a consequence of upper airway collapse when sleeping, which in turn causes episodes of cessation of breathing while sleeping and decreased blood oxygen levels. This can result in a rise in blood pressure, which leads to hypertension and ultimately can result in heart disease or stroke. Symptoms of OSA include things like daytime sleepiness or fatigue, snoring, and constant irritability.

By working with a local sleep clinic in order to have an overnight sleep study performed, we are able to come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan best suited to the severity of the condition. Although the gold standard for treatment is a CPAP machine, mild and moderate OSA can be successfully treated using mandibular advancement oral appliances which reposition the lower jaw and tongue forward to open the airway.

If you, or your sleeping partner, have any concerns over the possibility that you may have sleep disordered breathing, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Priya Stearns.

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