Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), particularly when the disorder goes undiagnosed or untreated, has been linked to a wide-array of health problems, such as metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, dental and other diseases, and it may also increase your risk of death. The American Dental Association requires screening all patients for OSA as part of the comprehensive medical and dental assessment during your regular check-ups. Many patients report experiencing symptoms of sleep related breathing disorders (loud snoring. episodes in which you stop breathing or gasping for air during sleep, awakening with a dry mouth, morning headaches, difficulty staying asleep (insomnia), excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia); or have already been diagnosed with this condition after a sleep study and cannot tolerate a CPAP. Starting in July 2023, we will be working with medical providers to offer a more comfortable and effective oral appliance therapy as an alternative to CPAP to control and alleviate OSA. Dr. Sou has been extensively trained as a Qualified Sleep Dentist and certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. If OSA or sleep related breathing disorders are a concern, please contact the office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sou to discuss your options.