sleep apnea & airway fitness

snoring problem? Trouble sleeping? do you wake up feeling drowsy?

SNORING OR TROUBLE SLEEPING MAY MEAN YOU HAVE AIRWAY RESISTANCE, WHICH CAN DEVELOP INTO SLEEP APNEA. THESE DISORDERS OCCUR WHEN YOUR AIR PASSAGE BECOMES TEMPORARILY BLOCKED CAUSING BREATHING TO STOP SEVERAL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. Sleep apnea not only increases a patient’s risk for heart attack and stroke, but also interrupts the deep restorative sleep required for energy and mental sharpness, and causes some to experience daytime drowsiness.

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common signs of sleep apnea or restricted airway

  • Loud or frequent snoring
  • silent pauses in breathing
  • choking or gasping sounds
  • daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • difficulty concentrating
  • insomnia
  • morning headaches
  • waking during the night to go to the bathroom
  • irritability or moodiness

do you experience any of these symptoms?

excess weight

Your risk for sleep apnea is higher if you are overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more or obese with a BMI of 30 or higher.

large neck size

Your risk for sleep apnea is higher if you have a neck size of 17 inches or more for men, or 16 inches or more for women. A large neck has more soft tissue that can block your airway during sleep.

weakened immune system

Lack of quality sleep can weaken your immune system leaving you more vulnerable to viruses and infections.

acid reflux

People with GERD (Acid Reflux) often complain of sleep apnea which can worsen heartburn.

low blood oxygen levels

Repeated pauses in breathing during sleep can deprive your body of the oxygen it needs to function properly.

high blood sugar level

People with Sleep Apnea are more likely to develop type II diabetes and visa versa.  Sleep Apnea can also make diabetes more difficult to manage.

middle age

Sleep apnea can occur at any age. However, it is more common between young adulthood and middle age.

male gender

Sleep apnea is more common in men than in women. For women the risk of sleep apnea increases with menopause.

memory loss

Sleep helps us consolidate memories.  People with sleep apnea are more likely to experience memory loss.

liver problems

Sleep Apnea has been linked to fatty liver disease.


High blood pressure is extremely common in people who have sleep apnea.

diagnosis and treatment

We take a Conebeam, 3D image of the airway as a screening for initial diagnosis. We conduct a sleep study on patients who meet the criteria of a possible sleep disorder. The sleep study results are interpreted by a Sleep Specialist Physician to determine the recommended treatment.

There are numerous factors to evaluate before a final diagnosis. Skeletal structure, Physical activity, Diet, Inflammatory diseases, Lifestyle, just to name a few. Quality sleep is vital for our bodies to function properly. Severe sleep disorders can be life-threatening.

recommended reading to learn more:

Gasp Airway Health: The Hidden Path To Wellness by Dr. Michael Gelb, Dr. Howard HindinThe Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural health by Dr. Steven LinSix-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage: Take Charge or Your Health by Taking Charge of Your Mouth by Dr. Felix Liao, DDS

Comfortable and Convenient Solution

We offer a comfortable and convenient solution to help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. You’ll be surprised at the difference a good night’s sleep can make in your life.

no bulky facemask or power required

While traditional approaches typically include an uncomfortable and inconvenient CPAP machine, our doctors use an FDA approved device more like a simple mouthguard used in athletics.

personalized for you

We design a personalized oral appliance that will keep the jaw in a forward position while you sleep, allowing your airway to remain open for an uninterrupted, better night’s sleep. It is small, portable, quiet, comfortable, and highly effective.

benefits of sleep apnea treatment

  • More Energy
  • Better Night’s Sleep
  • Quieter Sleep
  • Increased Focus
  • Increased Clarity
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