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According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 12 million Americans have sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by cessations in breathing during sleep. Although sleep apnea is common, many individuals are unaware that they have it. In fact, it is estimated that only 16 percent of people with sleep apnea receive treatment.
The most widely used treatment for sleep apnea involves using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to deliver constant and steady air pressure to the airways via a hose and mask worn over the nose. However, drawbacks and limitations of the CPAP machine have made way for more modern treatment alternatives, including oral appliance therapy. read more