Gasping for air during sleeping may be a strong sign for obstructive sleep apnea; a “silent killer”

Gasping for air during sleeping may be a strong sign for obstructive sleep apnea; a “silent killer”

October 23, 2020

During sleeping, gasping for air may be a definite sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a “silent killer.” A sleep study investigates and quantifies the type of sleep apnea. When sleep apnea is found mild or moderate, an oral appliance like a retainer is usually recommended. However, when the obstructive sleep apnea is severe but using a CPAP is uncomfortable or intolerable, an oral appliance is better than nothing. Call us for more details at 561-391-5331.