Snoring and sleep apnea is a disease in which inhaled air does not flow entirely into the trachea to the lung, which severely affects one’s health on account of chronic deficiency of oxygen. Multiple research shows correlations between sleep apnea and chronic headache, fatigue, sleepiness, hypertension, dementia, and stroke.
While over 30% of the world population suffers from this condition, the lack of awareness of its seriousness and the lack of an influential “gold standard” treatment method raises a significant public health concern.
Literally no side effects
Every anti-snoring oral appliance works by advancing the lower jaw forward so the tongue connected to the lower jaw is also pushed along, preventing it from falling back to block the airway while sleeping. PASA’s most significant advantage over other treatment methods is that it is virtually side effectsfree. One of PASA’s fundamental design principles is allowing free movement of the lower jaw while wearing the appliance. This feature makes it extra comfortable and prevents the build-up of strain in joints that lead to long-term side effects. PASA is a simple, compact size in one piece without additional connecting components in the other devices, making it more hygienic and less likely to break. Dr. Park also noted that “PASA would be an excellent treatment option who suffer from chronic oxygen deficiency due to sleep apnea, and those with a dry mouth or swollen tonsils from long-term mouth breathing.”
Dr. Park, the inventor of the anti-snoring appliance PASA, was awarded by KHIDI (Korea Health Industry Development Institute) for the appliance’s excellence in 2022. He won the gold prize in 2014 and the NET (New Excellence Technology) certification from the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Korea in 2015. Dr. Park’s Ilmi Dental Clinic was well known for its different treatments of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea using PASA and the treatment of TMJ disorders and traumatic occlusion.