Everyone snores, right?
Well, it may seem that way with 35% of US adults reporting snoring every day and 50% snoring occasionally. Unfortunately, all of this snoring is NOT normal and more importantly NOT healthy.
Snoring is the sound that is made when the airway is blocked. This blockage means much less oxygen makes it to the lungs and brain! Most importantly, snoring can be a sign of undiagnosed Sleep Apnea.
Sleep Apnea simply means during sleep you stop breathing multiple times. Some people with sleep apnea snore loudly and even gasp for air while sleeping. This results in lack of oxygen to the lungs and brain. Obviously, a lack of oxygen to the brain and rest of the body is not a good thing. Most patients with untreated sleep apnea wake feeling unrefreshed and suffer from daytime sleepiness. Sleep Apnea can make you 3x more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash as a result of being over-tired.
Sleep Apnea causes trouble for bed-partners as noisy snoring and gasping can lead to poor night sleeps or even sleeping in separate rooms (or floors) for the bed partner.
Untreated Sleep Apnea increases risk and complications associated with:
Don't ignore your sleep apnea symptoms any longer!
At Dental Arts Group, we provide comfortable non-surgical and non-CPAP solutions for sleep apnea treatment. Our Apnea oral appliances are like "night-guards" or orthodontic retainers that go over the teeth and are worn at night during sleep.
For those that may have symptoms of sleep apnea, but do not have a sleep apnea diagnosis or a sleep physician, we help refer to a sleep physician for diagnosis and referral for oral appliance to help get you on the way to being healthy.