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Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

is a common sleep disorder in which breathing starts and stops when throat muscles relax during sleep and block a person’s airway.

The Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI)

is commonly used to measure OSA severity. This measurement can, along with other factors, help to determine the best treatment options.

Considerations when Choosing a Treatment for OS


CPAP Therapies
(Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

• Cost/coverage
• Clean water
• Electricity
• Patient preference
• Support for machine or equipment difficulties
• Supportive partner and family
• Concerns over appearance
• Side effects and discomfort
• Travel

MADs/Oral Appliances
(Mandibular Advancement Devices)

• Cost/coverage
• Clean water
• Patient preference
• Side effects and discomfort • Access to dentists and dental specialists
• Oral health

List of Forms to be downloaded

Dr. Fernanda Almeida: Referral Form for Physicians (Dental Sleep Medicine)

Dr. Fernanda Almeida: Referral Form For Dentists (Dental Sleep Medicine)