Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious health problem that can cause sleepiness, fatigue, depression, frequent headaches, memory loss and in severe cases it can be fatal. Apnea is the lack of oxygen during sleep due to closing of the air space between the back of the tongue and the throat where air enters into the lungs. This should be tested by a physician to determine its severity. We can recommend one. If it is not severe apnea we can treat it with one of 3 types of anti-snoring appliances that are custom made for your mouth.
Snoring is loud breathing during sleep. It is mild to moderate sleep apnea. The person snoring usually doesn’t know they are making noise, but their sleeping partner or other persons near-by will not be able to sleep because of the noise. Patients who have received anti-snoring appliances from our office tell us that they sleep better and feel more refreshed because if the appliances. Their sleeping partners are happier too.