Symptoms of sleep apnea include, but are not limited to snoring and feeling tired even after a full nights sleep.
Some risk factors include age and obesity. It is more common in men than women.
Tests such as a sleep study (at home or in a hospital setting) can be taken to determine if you have sleep apnea.
Dental Appliances such as the Dorsal Appliance can help tremendously with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. The two piece construction allows for patient comfort and jaw movement. The Dorsal fins on the mandibular (lower jaw) appliance interface with inclines built into the buccal of the upper appliance to dictate a specific mandibular (lower jaw) position. The appliance is traditionally fabricated with adjustable screws in the maxillary (upper jaw) appliance to allow for further mandibular (lower jaw) advancement. This allows you to get the oxygen you need.