Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. This sleep disorder affects a significant portion of middle-aged adults and should not be ignored,since it can have serious consequences, such as myocardial infarction (heart attack)..

If you snore, have non-restorative sleep and feel drowsy during the day, it is important to consult your doctor to determine whether you have sleep apnea.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis and development of a sleep apnea treatment plan should be done by a physician.

However, an orthodontist may play a role in the treatment of this condition. We make and fit oral appliances to treat sleep apnea when they are recommended by a doctor.

We also work with Soins du sommeil Biron to screen for sleep apnea in adult and pediatric patients. For more information on sleep apnea, please visit the Soins du sommeil Biron website.