You’re Not Alone, I’m a Snorer, Too!
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea at Night Can Ruin Their Day, too!
My wife was a sufferer, too—from my snoring, that is! At the age of 42, I began to snore so loudly at night that my wife essentially moved into the guest room to have any chance of getting a good night sleep. I should have predicted it. My parents and their parents were all snorers–and my father was diagnosed with OSA at the age of 45. In 1986, he even had surgery to remove most of his palate yet still snored for 20 years afterward.
In 2006, I fabricated oral appliances to limit our snoring and control OSA for all my family members. We have all had success and our respective spouses have “moved back in!” Now my patients are benefiting from our success, as well—please take a moment and read their testimonials.
Snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness are often the only visible symptoms of an insidious, potentially devastating condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is estimated that approximately 32% of the American adult population suffers from some type of sleep problem. 32%! In a country with 300 million people, that’s almost 100 million sufferers. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has compounded the importance of this issue by stating that drivers with sleep apnea are up to 7 or more times as likely to be involved in a traffic accident than are people with normal sleep habits.
Despite the prevalence and growing demand for treatment of sleep-related ailments, a 1990 study of medical schools in America found that the average 4-year medical school curriculum provided only 2 hours of study related to the entire array of sleep disorders. If statistics are to be believed, then our rapidly expanding population—with its rapidly expanding waistline will double or triple the number of people who are subjected to sleep disorders. If just half of that population were married the total number of people affected by sleep disorders is astronomical!