Sleep apnea can be characterized by snoring or pauses while breathing during sleep. In fact, people can experience breathing pauses of up to 10 seconds while they are sleeping – and they may not even know about the problem unless someone is there to see it. Sleep apnea can lead to headaches, fatigue, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, and a variety of other serious conditions, including sudden cardiac death.
Who Is At Risk
Obstructive sleep apnea can develop in anyone at any age but most often occurs in people who are:
Age 40 and older
Dr. Oshida, in conjunction with your physician, can help in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. Our practice offers custom-designed oral appliances that can help keep your airways functioning in a safer manner while you sleep. These treatments can be very effective at reducing health risks associated with sleep apnea, as well as giving you a more restful night’s sleep