10 Million Undiagnosed Cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

According to WrongDiagnosis.com, there are 12 million Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). That’s one in 22 or nearly 4.5% of the population. The startling statistic is the undiagnosed cases, though. About 10 million Americans don’t know that they have obstructive sleep apnea. They live with the symptoms and problems from OSA, yet they never seek treatment because they don’t realize the problem or they think that what they’re experiencing is normal.

However, obstructive sleep apnea is serious. It can increase the risk for heart attack and premature death. If you or your loved one shows one or more of these symptoms, please call my office, James Stewart, DDS, PA, in Livonia, Michigan. I have helped many people realize improved sleep and better quality living with non-invasive dental sleep medicine.

Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Loud snoring
  • Abruptly waking while choking or gasping for air
  • Tiredness, fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Forgetfulness
  • Falling asleep during low activity
  • Depression
  • Acid reflux
  • Dry mouth
  • Morning headaches
  • Heartburn
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heart beat

An oral appliance may be the solution to your obstructive sleep apnea. Patients who are CPAP intolerant often have great results with dental sleep medicine, as well.

Schedule a time to talk with me, Dr. Stewart. Just call 734-425-4400. I serve patients from Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding areas, and I look forward to meeting you.