If you or a loved one tends to snore excessively, it may be a sign of sleep apnea, a breathing condition that affects not just your sleep but your overall health as well.
Sleep apnea occurs when the throat muscles relax too much and restrict breathing during sleep. In fact, during an episode, patients actually cease breathing – which can be dangerous and, in some extreme cases, lethal.
Sleep apnea is characterized not just by excessive snoring but also by daytime sleepiness, slower reaction time and fatigue. If you experience any of these symptoms or if you suspect you have sleep apnea, don’t sleep on it and contact our dental office at Rymal Square as soon as possible, and reserve your appointment.
An oral appliance (sleep apnea mouth guards) that has been custom made by our dentists can be an effective treatment for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea.