Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a disease that consists of the appearance of repeated episodes of respiratory pauses during sleep, apneas, usually longer than 10 seconds. The main cause of obstruction is the collapse of the walls of the upper airway.

Apnea not only makes us snore. Decreased oxygenation leads to excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, and loss of concentration. It can even lead to serious cardiovascular problems. People with obstructive sleep apnea have a temporary blockage of the upper airway during sleep, which causes a decrease in blood oxygenation. People with obstructive sleep apnea usually snort, gasp, or have a little choking. This pattern can be repeated from 5 to 30 times every hour throughout the night, as a consequence, an optimal or restorative rest is not obtained.

About Dr. Sigifredo

Dr. Sigifredo Lopez is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit with experience in 3D planning, dental implantology, oral dental surgery, oral and facial surgery, orthognathic surgery, and sleep apnea.

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