What is Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. Often times indicated by snoring, typically sufferers will awake gasping for breath. Sleep apnea may occur repeatedly, resulting in a poor night's sleep and daytime drowsiness. The disease can cause serious health issues such as increased blood pressure and the restriction of oxygen to the brain and blood stream.

Some patients are able to treat sleep apnea with a CPAP machine. Although, this isn’t the best form of relief for everyone! Watch Dr. Bryan Austin explain how an oral device may help bring relief from sleep apnea.

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