Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disorder that causes breathing to stop periodically throughout sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea typically happens when the airway in your throat is blocked while sleeping, restricting airflow. These instances of sleep apnea can occur repeatedly every hour, and they typically wake you throughout the night, preventing a full restful sleep.

If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause bigger complications such as hypertension, stroke, and heart disease.

Symptoms and Signs

Typical symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea are:

  • Snoring
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Suddenly waking from sleep while gasping
  • Headaches
  • Lack of focus


It is crucial to diagnose and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea to restore healthier sleep and prevent further complications. To receive a diagnosis, see your physician. You may be referred to a sleep center or sleep specialist, who may conduct sleep tests to evaluate your breathing patterns and activity.

Some of the many treatment options offered include:

  • Snoring devices
  • Nasal decongestants
  • Weight loss, exercise, and other lifestyle changes
  • Different sleep positions
  • CPAP therapy
  • BiPAP or BPAP machines
  • Surgery

Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatments may vary case to case. Speak with your physician to get personalized recommendations.

Sleep Apnea Services at The Art of Dentistry & Spa

We’re proud to offer several products that can alleviate snoring and sleep apnea:

  • Custom Therapeutic Oral Appliance: An advanced therapeutic protocol which is used to treat mild-to-moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea, snoring, and sleep disordered breathing in both adults and children.
  • Silent Nite: A flexible, thin, and comfortable device that helps position the lower jaw forward.
  • TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner): A custom-made device that holds the lower jaw forward to prevent it from causing airway collapse during sleep.

You can read more about these product options on our website here.

Want to learn more about our snoring and sleep apnea services? Call our experienced team today at (732) 846-7100 or request an appointment on our website.

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