Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
As part of her practice, Dr. Alex Naini offers treatment for those conditions not specifically related to the teeth, such as snoring and sleep apnea. Snoring is caused when the airway or passage through which we breathe becomes partially blocked while we sleep. While mild forms of snoring are easily treated and present little cause for concern, snoring can also be symptomatic of a more serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is caused by a blocking of the throat passage while you sleep that causes breathing to stop completely for a short period of time. Sleep apnea episodes can occur as often as 30 to 50 times a night without the sufferer even being aware of it happening.
Common side effects of sleep apnea are:
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heart beat
- Poor concentration
- Acid reflux disease
Sleep apnea can be a very dangerous condition. If you or a loved one snore, please contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin the road to recovery and a full night’s rest.