Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Uncovering The Root Cause Of Sleep Apnea
Part 1

Sleep apnea, also known as obstructive sleep apnea or OSA, is a potentially serious breathing disorder in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops during sleep. Some symptoms of sleep apnea are snoring, dark circle under the eyes, daytime drowsiness, mouth breathing and crooked teeth. Yes, I just said crooked teeth and I will explain that one shortly.

Keep in mind that if someone has an obstructed breathing problem or sleep apnea can cause such conditions as ADD/ADHD, bed wetting, snoring, anxiety and depression to name a few. If we can understand and fix the root cause of the problem, we have a chance to fix it.

Sleep apnea symptoms have been observed for many years and the technology and doctors understanding of what is really happening, has skyrocketed over the last few decades. We can now see down to the cellular level what is really going on with our airway, which is giving us a better understanding how we can fix the underlying root cause of how sleep apnea came to be.

Research done by Dr. Robert S. Corruccini (How Anthropology Informs the Orthodontic Diagnosis of Malocclusion’s Causes (Mellen Studies in Anthropology, 1)

  • Anthropologist
  • 30 Years of Research
  • Seven Books
  • Hundreds of Published Articles
  • Fossil Studies
  • Animal testing
  • Population Studies
  • Homozygous Twin Studies

Dr. Corruccini did some research on skulls that were 400 years old and what he found was that these people had big wide dental arches. They also had all 32 teeth and they were pretty much straight. But how can that be? There were no orthodontist 400 years ago, so how did we get from there to where we are today where 75 to 85% of our children need some kind of orthodontic work done on them? And how is that possibly related to our airway?

Further studies

Further studies were done, by Dr. Corruccini, on rural and isolated populations around the world and again, Dr. Corruccini found that these people had big wide dental arches and all 32 teeth that were pretty much straight.

As Dr. Corruccini studied these populations he noted that these populations did breastfeeding for many years, they had a Hard food diet and Little to no incidence of crooked teeth or other degenerative diseases. They also had perfectly formed upper and lower jaws

In his population study, Dr. Corruccini introduced a portion of those rural and isolated populations to the western culture and its’ soft diets. As western culture and soft diets were introduced in these populations, dramatic changes in the rate of malocclusion (Crooked teeth) occurs.

See the picture below:

Dr. Corruccini’s conclusions:

  • Dietary consistency and toughness promote proper bone growth…
  • When nonresistant processed food became ubiquitous after industrialization malocclusion (crooked teeth) show a rapid rise
  • Soft diet or processed foods increase underdevelopment of upper and lower jaws and malocclusion or crooked teeth
Learn More About Sleep Apneea

Simply stated, a SMALL mouth and CROWED & CROOKED teeth = a NARROW airway that =’s LIMITED oxygen. And thus obstructed sleep apnea was born!

Ready To Sleep And Feel Better?

Fill Out Our FREE Online Assessment

Clinical Staff

Author Clinical Staff

More posts by Clinical Staff

Leave a Reply