Please watch the link below as it takes you through an example of a patient who stops breathing and consequently stops snoring.  Blood oxygen saturation falls remarkably, resulting in a sudden increase in the pulse rate.  Later there is an abrupt wakening with a terrible choking feeling, heart palpitations and a great sense of distress.

Sleep Apnea


"Apnea" refers to Complete Airway Obstruction for a period of 10 seconds or longer and a 4% decrease in O2 Saturation. 


Snorers may or may not have Apnea...

  • 6% of Snorers have Apnea

  • 80% of Apneics are undiagnosed

  • 95% of Apneics Snore



Clinical Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea:



  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

  • Poor Concentration and Performance

  • Poor Memory, Clouded Intellect

  • Overall Fatigue

  • Morning Headaches

  • Personality Changes

  • Depression, Irritability

  • Decreased Sex Drive, Imptence

  • Auto and Work Related Accidents



  • Awakening with Gasping or Choking

  • Snoring: Intermittent Pauses

  • Thrashing in Bed

  • Hypertension

  • Insomnia

  • Nocturia

  • Sweating, Bruxism

  • Fragmental Awakening

  • Apnea, Pauses in Breathing

  • Gastro-esophogeal Reflux (GERD)

  • Fragmented, Non-refreshing, Light Sleep

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1788 Concession Drive

Newbury Ontario

N0L 1Z0 Box 349

PHONE  519-693-4525

FAX   519-693-4613

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Newbury Dental is located at 1788 Concession Drive. Newbury, Ontario. Serving communities including Ridgetown, Highgate, Dresden, West Lorne , Dutton, Bothwell, Mt. Brydges, Strathroy, Thamesville, Wardsville, Glencoe and surrounding areas.

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