Common symptoms of OSA include loud snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, morning headaches, irritability, daytime sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating. If left untreated, OSA can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and mental health issues. It can also lead to poor quality of life, impaired cognitive function, and an increased risk of accidents due to daytime sleepiness.
In 2008, the patient’s journey began with a diagnosis of sleep apnea and subsequent pain
related to nerve issues, bite problems, and misaligned teeth. After undergoing a double jaw
surgery that did not provide the desired improvement and instead worsened his condition, he
sought a solution and found Dr. Movahed. The revisionist surgery performed by Dr. Movahed
corrected the sleep apnea, restored jaw and bite alignment, and significantly improved his
quality of life.