What is Snoring?
Snoring is the obstruction of breath by the soft tissues in your throat during sleep. This can be the sign of a more serious…
Signs of Sleep Apnea
There are several signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, including drowsiness, headaches, gasping during sleep…
Oral Appliance Treatment
A custom oral appliance repositions your tongue and jaw to allow for easy breathing without a loud…
We’ve created a society that simply views snoring as a nightly nuisance. In reality, it’s a prominent health concern. In fact, 1 in 3 American adults are snoring, not realizing the underlying danger.
Chronic snoring can be a sign of a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. This is when you actually stop breathing for upward of 10 seconds more than four times an hour! This lack of oxygen not only leads to poor sleep for you and your partner but can negatively impact your overall health and lifestyle.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Without treatment, the side effects of sleep apnea can control your life.
Those with cessation of breath tend to have higher blood pressure.
No sleep means no energy and little oxygen, leaving you lethargic all day.
When you can’t sleep, your mind can’t rest, leaving you mental health at risk.
A lack of oxygen and more stress can lead to insulin resistance.
Poor sleep can cause poor concentration, putting you and others in danger.
Many people are so affected by their snoring that they don’t have the desire for intimacy.
Aside from snoring caused by a cold or congestion, that loud, mid-sleep rumbling is a sign of something going on beyond what meets the eye. We snore when the airway is blocked. When you breathe in, the air is obstructed by soft tissues in the back of the throat, including the tongue and uvula. This creates the sound and minimizes the amount of oxygen your brain and body get throughout the night.Request A Consultation