At Synergi Orthodontic Specialists, not only do we specialize in comprehensive orthodontic treatments, we also offer solutions and therapy for snoring and those who suffer from sleep apnea. We provide many types of appliances unique to the patient and corrective jaw surgery when needed.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
OSA is a breathing disorder, which occurs during sleep due to the narrowing or total closure of the airway. The airway may become completely blocked, which causes breathing to stop. The brain then detects the lack of oxygen and prompts a momentary arousal to draw breath. Although OSA sufferers may experience dozens of apnea episodes per night, they are unlikely to be aware of the problem. In fact, if the sufferer lives alone or sleeps separately, they may not be aware of their condition, even after many years.
Some of the symptoms of OSA include:
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Reduced resistance to infection
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea or sleep disturbed breathing. It’s important that you seek the right treatment option.