Snoring and Apnea
If you answer yes to two or more of these questions, you may be experiencing obstructive sleep apnea:
- Do you snore loudly?
- Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy?
- Has anyone observed you stop breathing during sleep?
- Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?
In some cases, snoring is harmless. In others, however, snoring can be an indicator of a potential serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea and recent studies show that snoring CAUSES plaque buildup in the adjacent carotid arteries that can lead to strokes in the brain. It can be a silent killer. Through treatment at our office we provide effective help to those with snoring and sleep apnea issues. Sometimes, even people who snore but do not have sleep apnea seek treatment in order to lessen or eliminate loud snoring and its potential negative social effects. We can help you address the effects of these sleep conditions.
Many sleep apnea sufferers realize the extent to which they were affected by this disorder only after they finally get a good night’s sleep. If you or a loved one is snoring or possibly suffering from sleep apnea, we can help you find relief.