Shaq Attacks Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Celebrities Snore Too!

Do you snore? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Celebrities and sports stars snore too! And, the more you snore, the greater the chance that you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is a condition that occurs when the soft palate relaxes too much and blocks your airway during sleep.

In this video, produced by the Harvard Medical School, Shaquille O’Neale is the patient. Members of the Sleep Medicine team talk about OSA — explaining its signs, symptoms and complications as well as steps that can be taken to address and treat the problem. Watch the video to learn more.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment at Designs for Dental Health

All patients at Designs for Dental Health are screened for Obstructive Sleep Apnea during their regular examination and cleaning appointments. Patients who are at risk are referred to their family doctor or a local sleep center for evaluation. The only true way to know if you have sleep apnea is to have a sleep test. If appropriate, Dr. Nadler can provide a dental appliance which repositions the lower jaw to help open the airway during sleep. Comfortable and easy to use, this snoring appliance allows patients to sleep all night and wake up feeling more refreshed. If you have more questions about OSA or want to schedule an appointment for a sleep apnea screening, please call us at 908-359-6655 or visit us at www.DesignsForDentalHealth.com.

NOTE: Originally posted February 6th, 2012

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