Snoring is a Symptom of Sleep Apnea
An estimated 90 million Americans snore each and every night. Taking into account any significant other and children, as many as 160 million people are being negatively affected by snoring. Snoring not only interrupts your sleep cycle, it can also be a symptom of a condition called sleep apnea. Snoring is a serious problem that affects about a quarter of all adults.
Snoring occurs when your airway is blocked while you are sleeping. The sound is caused by the tissues at the top of your airway that strike each other and vibrate. Snoring is common, especially among older people and those who are overweight. When severe, snoring can cause you to frequently wake up throughout the night.
Ultimately, snoring could potentially be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. To learn more about sleep apnea and its symptoms, follow the link below. If you believe you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, contact our office today.
Dental Sleep Medicine of Central Connecticut
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Middletown, CT 06457
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