Sleep Apnea

Dr. Roberts specializes in the treatment of Sleep Apnea/Snoring. He is a member of the American Academy of Medical & Dental Sleep Medicine. We accept all major medical insurances, which covers the treatment of Sleep Apnea, with the aid of the oral appliance. The majority of patients can be treated with the precise, personally fabricated and adjustable oral appliance, which is comfortable and leaves you completely functional.

What Are Sleep Disorders?

Sleep Apnea is the temporary stoppage of breathing during sleep. There are three types of apnea: obstructive, central and mixed; of the three, obstructive is the most common. People with untreated Sleep Apnea stop breathing repeatedly during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is caused by a blockage in the airway, usually when soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep.

Snoring. Most of us don't think of snoring as something NOT to be overly concerned about. However, frequent, loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea.

If you are...

  • Overweight
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol, sedatives and / or tranquilizers
Higher risks are found: being 65 years of age, Male, Black, Hispanic, or a Pacific Islander

Left untreated, sleep disorders can contribute to:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Memory Problems
  • Weight Gain
  • Impotency
  • Headaches
  • ADHD
  • Depression
Studies indicate untreated sleep disorders may be responsible for job impairment and car accidents.

Enjoy the sleep you deserve!

A customized oral device wore by patients during the night to maintain an open airway, reducing snoring and sleep apnea.

Benefits of the Oral Device

  • Less Intrusive than a CPAP
  • Patients can open and close their mouth
  • Easily adjusts
  • Permits drinking and yawning
  • Durable
  • Opening allows for more air intake