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Sleep Apnea

Is a dangerous condition in which you have pauses in breathing while you sleep.  These episodes can last for a few seconds to minutes.  Sleep apnea results in poor sleep quality and excessive sleepiness during the day.  Sleep apnea is diagnosed with a formal sleep study. 

CPAP is the most effective treatment for sleep apnea and snoring.  It works well for many people but may take several adjustments before the set-up is right for you.  There are other options including a palate shortening procedure, a UPP, or uvulopalatoplasty.