Do You Have Trouble Sleeping?

kobaksleepapneaDo you have trouble sleeping? In the United States alone, over ten million people have difficulty sleeping as a result of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. Without treatment, this can impact your ability to function and your overall health. Fortunately, we can identify the disorder and recommend treatment options.

Try Our Sleep Apnea Quiz

  1. True or False: Snoring can be a warning sign of sleep apnea.
  2. True or False: The disorder occurs when patients stop breathing for brief intervals.
  3. True or False: Lack of treatment can lead to complications.
  4. True or False: We can address the issue with an oral appliance.

Answer Key

  1. True. Along with chronic snoring, other potential warning signs may include daytime exhaustion, episodes of waking up at night gasping for air or choking, moodiness, and difficulty concentrating on tasks. The doctor can perform a diagnosis and decide if you benefit from sleep apnea treatment.
  2. True. At night the soft tissues in the mouth and throat can become overly relaxed and collapse, blocking airflow. The patient stops breathing until the brain registers a lack of oxygen and wakes the person up. This may occur hundreds of times per night with the patient having no memory of waking but feeling exhausted.
  3. True. Without treatment OSA can lead to a higher risk of depression, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. Don’t ignore symptoms; instead schedule a consultation with your dentist.
  4. True. An oral appliance is similar in appearance to a nightguard. The device is custom-made and worn at night to reposition the jaw, keeping the airways open and allowing unobstructed breathing. If you have any questions about treating sleep apnea then contact our office today. We can help address your sleep apnea and snoring issues.


Dr. Kobak, Dr. Berk, and Dr. Diamantakis and the team at Syosset Dental offer a wide range of services designed to improve the health and beauty of your smile. They gladly serve the residents of Syosset, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and surrounding New York City communities. To schedule an appointment call our office at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678.