Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Best Snoring Treatment Is an Oral Appliance

Snoring is a warning sign of sleep apnea. Even snoring without sleep apnea is dangerous. A recent stuy showed snorers had an increased risk of carotid atherosclerosis and/or stroke. Patients with snoring have up to 300% increase in motor vehicle accidents. An Oral Appliance used for sleep apnea will also eliminate snoring. There are many appliances to control snoring and apnea. The TAP appliance has a volume control for the bed partner of the snorer.

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posted by Dr Shapira at 8:35 PM