Snoring & Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea Night Guard

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Sacramento, CA If either you or a loved one snore while sleeping, it might be a symptom of a more serious problem called sleep apnea. In short, sleep apnea affects the way we breathe during sleep. It can significantly diminish the quality of sleep (and indeed, the quality of life during the daytime). Even if you get this whole 8+ hours, you may wake up feeling groggy. That's because subconsciously, your brain is constantly being awoken in a panic due [...]

By |2023-06-13T08:00:31-07:00June 13, 2023|Snoring & Sleep Apnea|

Guard Against Snoring…

And Obstructive Sleep Apnea While snoring can be annoying for family members trying to enjoy a night's rest, it's more than just a nuisance. It can also be associated with a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Those with sleep apnea experience irregular breathing during sleep. The most common type (called Obstructive Sleep Apnea) occurs due to snoring when the tongue and soft tissue relaxes and temporarily blocks the air passage. This pause in breathing causes the brain to repeatedly wake from a deep [...]

By |2020-03-17T08:00:48-07:00March 17, 2020|Snoring & Sleep Apnea|

What’s So Bad about Snoring?

Snoring may be an annoying social problem and a subject of humor, but it also may be the cause (or the signal) of some serious medical problems. Snoring can lead to numerous awakenings from an otherwise deep sleep. Such interrupted sleep patterns can cause daytime drowsiness which can impair the ability to concentrate, accomplish required tasks and handle minor irritations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that more than 200,000 auto accidents annually are sleep related. Sleep Apnea At its worst, snoring [...]

By |2019-06-04T08:00:44-07:00June 4, 2019|Snoring & Sleep Apnea|

When Somebody’s Snoring

Identifying (and Responding to) Sleep Apnea Besides the sound of your house being sawed in half, what happens when you snore? Your tongue's so relaxed, it caves in to the throat, blocking air passages. In rare cases, when snoring is extreme, sleep apnea is the diagnosis. The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. Three types of apnea exist: obstructive, central, and mixed. Despite their differences in root causes, in all three, people with untreated apnea stop breathing repeatedly—sometimes hundreds of times a night [...]

By |2018-06-12T00:00:48-07:00June 12, 2018|Snoring & Sleep Apnea|