What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition that affects millions of people. The disorder is identified by repeated actions of stopping and starting to breathe during sleep.  According to Sleepapnea.org, “It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed.”

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea typically worsens with time, and other comorbidities may develop as a result (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and strokes). With so many negative side effects, it is important to find a solution that works.

If you have been diagnosed with OSA, there are only three treatment options available. The use of a prescribed CPAP machine, custom fitted dental appliance (such as the Meridian PM) or surgical intervention.

Sleep apnea is a medical condition with a dental solution. Dr. Cress, founder of The Center for Craniofacial and Dental Sleep Medicine, offers sleep apnea patients innovative solutions and individualized therapies for oral and airway management to improve one’s quality of life.

Improve your sleep while revitalizing your health with a custom-fit oral appliance for the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Schedule your consultation with the Cress team today.