If you have a loud snorer in your house, or your snoring is keeping others awake, you may be looking for ways to stop the insanity. Snoring may not seem like it affects the person that is doing it, but not only is it discourteous to anyone you share a room or bed with, but it could actually be a precursor to or sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Celina, TX dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, has helped many patients with persistent snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and she would be happy to help you if you are struggling with such issues.
How Can Snoring Be Dangerous?
Snoring happens as a result of a partial block of your breathing passage. Generally, this occurs because of the position that your neck is in while you sleep. As the air is forced past the blockage and into the small space available, a vibration occurs. If you are the snorer in question, you may not even know. However, if you have a sleeping partner that sounds like a freight train, you are liable to get frustrated over the sleep that you miss on a nightly basis. If snoring is a sign of OSA, there is cause for concern, as this can be a life-threatening condition.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea manifests in stopping breathing for multiple seconds (as many as 30) and as many as hundreds of times each night. Unlike snoring, OSA happens when a complete airway blockage takes place. Many OSA patients report unexplained tiredness during the day, which can be one of the initial red flags that there is an issue. Sleep apnea has been associated with heart attacks, car accidents, poor work performance, sexual dysfunction, memory loss, depression, irritability, and many other side effects that can result from poor sleep patterns.
Celina, TX Dentist Offers Help for Snoring and OSA
If you are concerned with snoring or OSA, your Celina, TX dentist may suggest visiting a physician for a sleep study and verification of the diagnosis. Sleep issues can typically be resolved with an oral device that holds the jaw slightly forward and keeps airways clear. To schedule an appointment with our 75009 dentist office with Dr. Ganjoor call (214) 851-0130. Located in the 75009 area, we serve patients of all ages from Celina, Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding areas.