If you suffer from chronic snoring, you may also be suffering from sleep apnea. While there are different types of sleep apnea, the most common is obstructive, often accompanied by loud snoring. Not only does this condition affect those around you when you are snoring, it also can mean you are not getting the rest you need. As part of our general dentistry treatments at Ora Dentistry, we can help treat sleep apnea at our office in Elk Grove. We offer patients the latest 3D Airway Scan technology in order to provide the most accurate diagnosis.
Obstructive sleep apnea is usually caused by soft tissues blocking your airway when you sleep. This actually stops your breathing for a moment, causing you to adjust to get air. Gasping and snoring are symptoms of this condition. Since you are constantly being jolted out of REM sleep when your airway is blocked, you may not feel rested when you awake in the morning. Even though you may not remember waking up, you did not get the quality sleep you needed to feel rejuvenated. If you snore loudly, your partner may also feel unrested. Getting treatment can put an end to your restless nights.