- 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with OSA.
- An estimated 16 million remain undiagnosed.
- 10x People with OSA are 10 times more likely to die in a car crash.
- 1 in 5 adults suffers from at least mild sleep apnea.
- 1 in 3 preschool children suffers from sleep apnea.
People with OSA are at a higher risk for
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Thinking and memory problems
In most cases, snoring is nothing more than an inconvenience. In others, it’s a symptom of a serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Obstructive sleep apnea can cause:
- Altered job or school performance
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Marital and social problems
- Accidents and injuries
Depending on the severity of your condition, treatments may include:
- Behavior modification or simple lifestyle changes, such as weight loss or a change in sleeping position and habits.
- Oral appliances that bring the jaw forward during sleep to keep the airway open.
- CPAP or BiPAP devices that use positive air pressure to keep the airway open during sleep.
- Surgical procedures such as Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA), Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), Hyoid Suspension and Genioglossus Advancement (GGA)
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is ready to help as an integral part of a professional team that treats sleep-related breathing disorders.