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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) afflicts over 40 million Americans. Untreated, OSA can lead to heart problems, strokes and excessive daytime sleepiness. Over 100,000* people are killed or injured each year in crashes attributed to a driver who has fallen asleep at the wheel or who was inattentive due to severe drowsiness.


At least 80 million Americans snore (a sign of restricted airflow and impeded breathing during sleep), which can result in excessive daytime sleepiness, cause a higher rate of headaches, adversely affect the sleep quality of the snorer's bed partner, and diminish the overall quality of life.

Treatment of OSA & Snoring

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) now recommends oral appliances like the myerson ema appliance as a front line of treatment for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea, and in cases where CPAP has not been tolerated. The FDA has approved the myerson ema appliance for the treatment of both obstructive sleep apnea & snoring. This custom oral appliance is available to medical and dental professionals through authorized dental laboratories (go to mersontooth.com/sleep better for a complete listing).

*NHTSA estimate