Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by respiratory failure during sleep and may cause your daytime symptoms.
Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate sleep test for you. Polysomnography will be needed to confirm the medical diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea and central apnea.
During apnea, the tongue and muscles of the throat relax, so that the air does not reach the lungs. Many factors can cause sleep apnea, including:
- The anatomy of the jaw, face and mouth components
- Nasal congestion due to allergies or asthma
This is not a problem to be taken lightly as it can cause various health problems or aggravate others, such as:
- High blood pressure
Once your doctor has made a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, and according to his or her prescription, we will suggest a solution tailored to your needs. Different models of mandibular advancement orthoses are available.
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Meet the founder and owner of Dr. Lechner Sleep Health Clinic. Mastering all aspects of general dentistry, Dr. Lechner developed an interest in sleep disorders and in neuromuscular dentistry.