Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs when your breathing is obstructed in some way while you’re sleeping. Sometimes snoring may indicate a serious health condition. In addition, snoring can be a nuisance to your partner. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe, which creates those irritating sounds. Among the potential treatments for snoring, your doctor may suggest form-fitting dental mouthpiece that is worn during the night.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during the night. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. If you think you might have sleep apnea, see your doctor so he/she can refer you for a sleep study and then call our office for a no-charge consultation to determine if you are a candidate for a form-fitting dental mouthpiece or anti-snoring device.