Can losing weight cure sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can cause you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times each night while you sleep. In addition to triggering symptoms like daytime fatigue, irritability, headaches, and brain fog, sleep apnea can also increase your risk for high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that can result in restricted breathing for ten seconds or more while you are sleeping. Scientists estimate that close to 20 million Americans experience sleep apnea, with around 80% of cases going undiagnosed.
Dr. Osborne Named as Qualified Dentist by Expert Association
In February, our very own Dr. Osborne joined some of the leading sleep dentists and physicians worldwide in Chicago for a meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). Dr. Osborne received “Qualified Dentist” status recognizing his commitment to the field of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Osborne’s recognition sets him apart from other sleep medicine professionals in the San Antonio area.
What Causes Snoring?
If you curse the alarm clock every morning after a night of restless sleep and snoring, you're not alone. Read on to learn more about what causes snoring, why snoring may mean you're not getting good sleep, and how we can help!