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Is Snoring Dangerous?

Beyond the annoying noise, can snoring be a sign of a more serious problem? The short answer is – maybe.

What happens during snoring?

While you sleep, the muscles that keep your airway open during your waking hours are relaxed. The sound of snoring emanates from tissues vibrating as breath passes along the narrow section of your airway.

What makes snoring dangerous?

Snoring can be a warning sign that you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that occurs when your air passage becomes temporarily blocked causing breathing to stop several times throughout the night. During these episodes, the brain is depleted of oxygen. OSA may increase your risk for heart attack or stroke while also causing you to spend less time in the deep restorative sleep required for energy and mental sharpness.

common signs of Sleep Apnea

  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Weight Issues
  • Frequent Irritability
  • Wake Up Groggy
  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Moodiness

If I snore, does it mean I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

According to Dr. Robert L. Owens of the Sleep Disorders Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, “Most people who snore don’t have obstructive sleep apnea, but most people who have apnea snore.”

How do I know for sure if my snoring is part of a more serious problem?

If your snoring is loud enough to keep your bed partner awake, you need to act. The first step to diagnosing and treating sleep related problems is to have a consultation with a professional. We offer a complimentary consultation to help evaluate your current sleep issues.

Let’s talk about
the non-CPAP Solution

We offer two simple, affordable, and convenient solutions to help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. You’ll be surprised at the difference a good night’s sleep can make in your life.

FDA Approved Oral Appliance

We design a personalized, FDA approved oral appliance that will keep the jaw in a forward position while you sleep, allowing your airway to remain open for an uninterrupted, better night’s sleep. It feels like a simple athletic mouthguard and is small, portable, quiet, comfortable, and highly effective.

QuietNite Laser Treatment

With our leading-edge DEKA laser, we can deliver an adjunctive treatment for sleep apnea called Quiet Nite.  It provides a quick and painless treatment of the soft palate, tonsils and tongue that causes laser stimulation of collagen to tighten the area. There are no side effects and no bleeding. Patients can immediately eat, drink, and resume normal activities. For best results, patients typically receive one to two treatments annually.

helpful benefits ofSleep Apnea Treatment

  • More Energy
  • Better Night’s Sleep
  • Quieter Sleep
  • Increased Focus
  • Increased Clarity

If you or a loved one is experiencing sleep-related issues like snoring, please contact our team today for a free consultation.

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