Snoring and sleep apnea is becoming more problematic in society, especially as the average Canadian becomes older, heavier and more sedentary. Snoring and sleep apnea have been linked to cardiovascular disorders such as high blood pressure and stroke, acid reflux (Gastro-esophogeal reflux disease or GERD), attention deficit disorder (ADD and ADHD) and daytime drowsiness. Snoring and sleep apnea often occur due to a constriction or complete blockage of the airway during sleep. Often times, the tongue will fall into the back of the throat, blocking the passage of air from the nasal cavity to the lungs. Our dentists are trained in helping to minimize the risk for snoring and sleep apnea. The goal of any dental appliance for snoring and sleep apnea is to hold the lower jaw forward to minimize any constriction of the airway from the tongue. By keeping the airway more patent using an oral sleep appliance, our dentists can help correct and minimize snoring and sleep apnea.