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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Snoring

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Snoring:

According to a meta-analysis published in 2015 in the Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research, looking at the effectiveness of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) has on patients with OSA, OMT has been shown to decrease the apnea-hypopnea index (number of apnea or hypopnea events per hour while asleep) by approximately 50% in adults and 62% in children with mild to moderate sleep apnea. A study by Guilleminault et al. in 2018 found that OMT, when combined with CPAP therapy, led to significant improvement in the quality of life of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. OMT is helpful for making CPAP use more tolerable for individuals who find using their CPAP machine difficult. OMT has also been shown to improve oxygen saturation, and reduce snoring and fatigue. At Breathworks Myofunctional Therapy, we use a combination of breathing re-education and OMT to help you achieve optimal results in improving your sleep and overall health. Contact us for a FREE 30-minute Screening!