Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring loudly and feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep. The effects of sleep apnea can result in many health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, diabetes, depression, obesity, cancer and headaches.

Sleep apnea is diagnosed with a sleep study by a board certified medical doctor. Medical insurance can often offset the costs associated with sleep medicine. Depending on the severity of sleep apnea, many treatments are available including a CPAP machine (continuous positive air pressure machine), surgery, or a FDA approved dental appliance. With appropriate treatment, improved health benefits can provide increased quality of life.