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Emma is joined by Mayka Goodstone who just underwent Orthognathic Surgery to move her jaws forward resolving her obstructive sleep apnea. Together they discuss:
* Mayka shares about her childhood growing up in Spain with asthma, allergies and mouth breathing.
* Developing snoring during her 20s.
* "Long Face Syndrome" and how Mayka and Emma both developed long faces as a result of mouth breathing as children causing their faces to develop long and narrow with compromised airways.
* Mayka getting a diagnosis with obstructive sleep apnea and taking time during the pandemic to really research why she developed OSA and the orthognathic surgery that could resolve it.
* Meeting with a number of orthodontists and surgeons who specialized in Orthognathic Surgery.
* Mayka explains that the process of Invisalign braces followed by SARPE (surgically assisted rapid palate expansion) and finally Orthognathic Surgery (also called double jaw surgery and MMA surgery).
* How much Mayka feels her nasal breathing, OSA and snoring improved after surgery.
This episode is sponsored by
Airway Management https://tapintosleep.com/
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If you are confused and haven't heard of the link between mouth breathing and developing a long face and compromised airway in adulthood, start by listening to my podcast episodes with:
James Nestor, Patrick McKeown, Brittny Sciarra & Karese Laguerre.
Then if you're interested to hear more about double jaw surgery, there are three other episodes on it:
Patrick Zwally, Sydney Avis & Dr. Victor Avis and Candy Sparks.
This link allows you to scroll the episodes easily https://anchor.fm/emma-cooksey, or just find them however you found this one!
Disclaimer: this episode of the podcast includes people with sleep apnea discussing their own experiences of medical procedures and devices. This is for information purposes only and you should consult with your own medical professionals before you start or stop any medication or treatment.