Sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a syndrome in which the air flow during breathing is interrupted in the upper airways while the diaphragm continues to move. The consequences include severe drowsiness during the day, morning headaches, loud snoring and interrupted night sleep.
Etiology of OSA is multifactorial, although it is demonstrated that there is a link between class II skeletal malocclusion and sleep apnea, and it is in these cases where dental treatment helps to maintain the amplitude of the airway path.