General Dentistry

Snoring

While snoring is a common problem for many people, it can also be a sign of other major health complications. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping, which not only affects the quality of sleep of the person snoring, but also the quality of sleep of their loved ones and other family members. Luckily, there is a way to treat chronic snoring.

What causes snoring?

Snoring could be related to a condition where you stop breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep which is referred to as obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. You are awakened by coughing or choking or by a sleep partner. OSA can result in reduced oxygen intake, which can put you at higher risk for stroke or heart attack.

Clinical signs and symptoms of OSA include:

  • Intermittent snoring with pauses
  • Awakenings with gasping or choking
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Fragmented, non-refreshing, light sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Poor memory and/or clouded intellect
  • Irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • High blood pressure

If you or a loved one is experiencing any combination of the signs and symptoms mentioned above, a consultation with our dental professional is a good idea. Make an appointment today!

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