For those with sleep apnea, collapsed tissue within the throat obstructs the airway resulting in interrupted breathing during sleep. When the airway is obstructed, the body partially awakens to resume breathing, in some cases hundreds of times per night.
If you have ever discussed sleep problems with your doctor, this has probably come up. Sleep labs are really the best source of information about a person when they are sleeping: they have very precise equipment and are in a controlled environment.
We are pleased to announce that our office has joined the DreamSleep network for sleep apnea treatment providers. DreamSleep Certification means every member of our sleep team has received intensive training on sleep medicine, oral appliance therapy and collaboration with physicians for testing and diagnosis.