Just about everyone snores from time to time. Snoring can be the result of taking certain medications, drinking alcohol, or being overweight. But if you’re snoring all the time, and you feel like you’re struggling to catch your breath while you sleep, you may have a condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
This is a serious and potentially life-threatening problem that needs to be treated as quickly as possible. Sleep apnea has been linked to health problems like high blood pressure and even strokes. But in many cases, Dr. Stone can provide the solution you need so you can get a good night’s sleep.
It’s important to understand that snoring does not always mean that you have sleep apnea. We will work with your physician to determine if your snoring is related to sleep apnea, or if it’s caused by another problem.
In many cases, we can create a custom night guard that holds your jaw in a neutral position to minimize or eliminate snoring. If we find that your snoring is related to sleep apnea, you may be a good candidate for an oral appliance that will treat the problem safely and comfortably.
If your snoring is so loud and annoying that it wakes your partner, we’ll help you take the necessary steps to find the cause. Please contact our office and we will arrange an appointment for a consultation to get you the help you need.