Scientific research states about 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a potentially life threatening disease that also has an effects on your quality of life. Sleep apnea basically means your breathing stops and then, eventually, starts again a series of times over the course of a night. Snoring and feeling tired after a full night of sleep are often symptoms of sleep apnea. If your primary care physician has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, we offer oral appliance therapy (OAT), a night guard type device that goes inside your mouth, which helps maintain an open airway while you sleep. OAT is also a great option for those who have an averse reaction to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment, as many people find that form of treatment uncomfortable or intolerable. Dr. Efird has attended a number of advanced training courses on sleep apnea and OAT. He is happy to answer your sleep apnea questions and also more than willing to consult with your personal physician on the best treatment options available for your situation.