Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes sufferers to stop breathing during sleep due to airway blockages. This may cause sufferers to snore very loudly or to make choking noises as their body becomes deprived of oxygen. Sleep apnea, while common, often goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated.
Some secondary conditions that can be brought on by sleep apnea include:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
To learn more about sleep apnea and how it can be treated through the use of oral appliances contact Dr. Okamoto in Torrance, CA today.
22330 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 773-3414