Dental treatment
of snoring and sleep apnea

Facts about snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Sleep Apnea Association and the National Sleep Foundation announced the following:

  • An estimated 30 million – or one in eight – Americans snore.
  • Individuals who snore have a high likelihood of having (or developing) obstructive sleep apnea
  • Approximately 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.
  • Some 28 percent of men over the age of 65 suffer from sleep apnea
  • Up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients have high blood pressure
  • Risk for heart attack and stroke also may increase among those who have sleep apnea.
  • Nearly 60 percent of Americans suffer from daytime sleepiness, a side effect of sleep apnea.
  • Snoring and mild-moderate apnea is improved and often eliminated in many patients who use oral appliances.
  • Each year, sleep disorders add an estimated $15.9 billion to the national healthcare bill.