An estimated 30 million Americans snore. While snoring can be harmless, it can also be a major sign of a more serious medical condition known as OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA). Approximately 18 million people suffer from OSA, and people suffering from OSA can stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds or more, many times a night. Left undiagnosed and untreated, OSA can contribute to excessive daytime sleepiness and increase risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and driving accidents.
There are various ways to treat OSA. Please call us today to find out how our doctor, Thomas E. Bunin, DDS can help you. Dr. Bunin is a member of AADSM – American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.