Should I be worried about loud snoring?
Many people do not realize they snore, but their partners do!
If your partner has complained that you are keeping them up at night because of frequent or excessively loud snoring, it might indicate that you have a serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the tissue and anatomy at the back of your throat blocks your airway, preventing you from getting adequate oxygen.
OSA is associated with a host of other medical conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, obesity, mood disorders, and early death. It also increases the risk that you will have an auto accident because of reduced awareness while you’re behind the wheel.
At Bright Dental, we provide sleep apnea treatment with oral appliance therapy.
Oral appliances for sleep apnea gently open your airway by moving your lower jaw forward. This allows you to get the oxygen you need to stay healthy and the restorative sleep you need to stay happy and alert.
If snoring keeps you or your partner from getting a good night’s sleep, please give us a call. Dr. Rehman and Dr. Chandok can evaluate you for sleep apnea and determine whether oral appliance therapy will allow you sleep restfully and quietly.