Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when a person stops breathing while asleep, which can be up to 50 to 60 times per hour. These breathing interruptions, known as Sleep Apnea occur when the airway narrows so much that it closes. If we compare Obstructive Sleep Apnea to simple snoring, simple snoring is the vibration of the soft tissue in the throat caused by a partial closure of the airway, whereas Sleep Apnea is caused by the complete closure of the airway.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleeping is an important part of your everyday routine to rest your body and help and help it rejuvenate. But when your airway is disrupted or completely blocked so you don’t have enough oxygen levels in your blood, your brain will be triggered to wake up. Once you resume sleep and the events repeat, the cycle will trigger a spike in adrenaline and increased blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate.

Recurring these episodes throughout the night is detrimental to your health and life expectancy, as OSA increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment in Florida

If left untreated, sleep apnea can pose a serious threat to your health. For patients who have been diagnosed with OSA, a consultation with Dr. Sonia Olivares can help you identify the best alternative treatment.

With Dr. Sonia Olivares, we offer non-invasive, custom-fitted mouth devices present the perfect first solution to the unhealthy and possibly debilitating effects of sleep apnea. However, patients with severe or high moderate OSA are generally not good candidates for oral therapy, as it may not adequately resolve their snoring or sleep apnea.

Get In Touch With Us Today

If you have any concerns about sleep apnea treatment in Florida, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sonia Olivares. During the consultation, we shall evaluate if you are a good candidate for oral therapy, help you obtain a sleep study, and introduce you to a variety of oral treatment and their function. Please call us for a consultation.