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Research has consistently supported a link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (snoring) and high blood pressure. People with mild to moderate sleep apnea are 2 to 3 times more likely to have or to develop high blood pressure. This is also true in children. This higher blood pressure happens whether asleep or awake. This connection is not even related to body fat, age or sex which in themselves contribute to OSA.

Since the strongest connection to the raising of blood pressure is in the mild and moderate stages of sleep apnea, the dentist created device would be the most effective for treatment and recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine-the organization of sleep physicians who treat sleep apnea.

Studies have shown that treatment of OSA will result in lower blood pressure. This fact alone will often enable the reduction or elimination of prescription medication for high blood pressure and avoidance of negative side effects when using these drugs. Without treatment and advancement to sever obstructive sleep apnea the risk of death is increased. The CPAP machine is the first choice for treatment. See why 50% of CPAP users stop using them after 2 years.