One in five adults have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Almost half of snorers have OSA. People with sleep apnea are 23 times more likely to have a heart attack. Being overweight increases your odds only 7 times and smoking 11 times. Sleep apnea is over twice as likely to kill you as SMOKING! An oral appliance is the recommended first line of treatment for most Obstructive Sleep Disorders. Here are a series of questions that will tell you if you are likely to have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Do you snore?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Has anyone reported that you chock or gasp for air while sleeping?
Do you wake refreshed?
Are you excessively tired during the day?
What is your neck size?
ANC Adjusted Neck Circumference
NC x 2.5 + Hypertension (4) + Snoring (3) + Choking (3)
<43 Low Probability
43 - 48 Intermediate Probability
> 48 High Probability
16 x 2.5 = 40
17 x 2.5 = 42.5
18 x 2.5 = 45
Ask Dr. Hedge about an oral sleep appliance to let you breath and get a full nights sleep.