Sleep Apnea

It is also known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. It is a condition where your sleep is stopped intermittently during your sleep. It is caused by a blockage of the airway. It is known to cause other health problems particularly heart problems: high blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Other consequences are obesity, diabetes, and depression.

Symptoms:

  • Snoring
  • Excessive night time urination
  • Irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentration and poor memory
  • Migraine
  • Teeth grinding

Medical doctors recommend CPAP which is a machine and is cumbersome to use for some patients.

Alternatively, Dr. Sandhu uses Oral Appliance Therapy.