Sleep Apnea

The quality and quantity of sleep you get impacts every aspect of your health and well-being. Sleeping well helps you look, feel and perform your best. Quality of sleep affects your daily life and your overall health. Two of the most common sleep disrupters are snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

SNORING

Snoring is a sound that you make when the soft tissue in your upper airway vibrates as you breathe. Although snoring is extremely common in men, it also affects women, particularly during pregnancy and after menopause. Loud and frequent snoring is a common sign of obstructive sleep apnea.

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)

Millions of adults in the U.S. have OSA, which can cause them to stop breathing hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. OSA is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. These breathing pauses are followed by brief awakenings that prevent you from getting a good night's rest, no matter how many hours of sleep you get each night. Having excess body weight, a narrow airway or misaligned jaw all increase the risk of OSA.

Read the articles in the links below to learn more.

Dr. William J. Marley, Jr. D.D.S is a qualified dentist by the AADSM for the treatment of mild to moderate OSA. He has taken accredited courses to be able to provide you treatment for snoring and OSA.

Here, at The Homer Dental Clinic, we work with physicians and sleep doctors to provide the most up to date treatment options for snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Give us a call to make an appointment to consult with Dr. Marley.

https://www.aadsm.org/for_patients.php

https://www.aadsm.org/oral_appliance_therapy.php

https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-apnea/effects-on-body#1

https://somnomed.com/en/patients/obstructive-sleep-apnea/