Sleep Apnea

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Aug 15 • 1 minute read

Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are common problems that can affect your sleep, and have a significant impact upon your health and quality of your life. Everyone knows what snoring is, but did you know that more then 50% of snorers have OSA.

You may say “So what!?” “What’s the big deal? It’s only snoring…” Well, it is a BIG DEAL. The fact that you may snore means that changes have already occurred in your upper airway to make you snore. Your airway is narrowing, limiting air flow as you breathe. In fact, it may completely collapse, causing you to stop breathing.

Collapse of the soft tissue of the airway is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

When this happens, YOU ARE NOT BREATHING!

Symptoms of OSA include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Fatique
  • Irritability
  • Impaired Concentration
  • Decreased Sex drive
  • Morning Headaches

Increase Risk associated with OSA include:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Memory Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Death

The list presented here is very limited, but if you have any of the signs or risk factors, I can help. I have received Advance Training in Dental Sleep Medicine. We can provide Home Sleep Testing (HST), sleep apnea therapy, and on-going care which can save your life.

Please call today, 571-223-6221, to allow us to improve the quality of your life.

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