Snoring may be more than just a disconcerting noise to your partner.
Did you know that without healthy sleep, you risk affecting your overall health? Experts agree that there is a connection between untreated sleep-related breathing disorders and heart disease. Sleep disorders may contribute to diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, obesity, depression, coronary artery disease, and more.
Do you snore?
Has anyone noticed that you hold your breath or move restlessly while sleeping?
Do you feel fatigued or tired after a night of sleep?
Do you feel sleepy during the day?
Are you irritable or have problems concentrating?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Do you sleep sitting up or use more than one pillow?
Have you ever fallen asleep while driving?
Are you overweight?
Do you wear a CPAP?
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, it is important to be evaluated by a sleep specialist. This will not only determine if you have sleep apnea, but also, whether it is mild, moderate, or severe. Some patients cannot tolerate wearing a CPAP mask or have only mild sleep apnea. These people may be helped with an oral appliance that brings the lower jaw forward which opens the airway and promotes better airflow.
CPAP users may find that wearing a snore appliance will enable them to make adjustments on their machine, which in turn makes the machine significantly more comfortable to wear.
Your health is important to us.
A good night’s sleep is important to your well being. One out of three Americans has a sleep disorder. Many people suffer needlessly simply because they are unaware that a problem exists. Once detected, most sleep disorders can be corrected.
If you suffer from Snoring, please fill out a Snoring questionnaire when you come for your visit.