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Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or incomplete breathing during sleep. It can affect both adults and children. Symptoms include daytime sleepiness, fatigue, impaired alertness, and vision problems. In some cases it can also lead to congestive heart failure, stroke, and carotid artery atherosclerosis.

In our office we are trained to perform an examination to determine if a patient suffers from sleep apnea. We can then educate the patient about this condition, explain different treatment options and also work closely with primary care physicians.

Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the condition. The most common method involves the use of a CPAP (Constant Positive Airway Pressure) machine and also OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy) which can be performed in our office.