A sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. This means the brain-and the rest of the body-may not get enough oxygen.
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks
- Worsening of ADHD
What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
You might be at risk is you are/suffer from the items listed below
Older than 40
Nasal obstruction due to allergies or sinus issues
Insomnia: Difficulties Staying Asleep
Have a large tongue or tonsils
Family history of sleep apnea
Large neck size > 17 inches
Awaken with dry mouth and/or throat
Hypersomnia: Excessive daytime sleepiness
If you have many of these symptoms, or have already been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or already have CPAP, you may be approved for an oral sleep appliance.
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