For quieter nights – and better sleep
Snoring occurs when the tongue falls back and blocks the airway, and the resulting sound is the struggle for breath through that blockage. It can wreak havoc on relationships by keeping partners from getting a good night’s sleep, but it can also be a sign of a more serious medical problem. Snoring is one of the indicators of sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by long pauses in breathing of up to several seconds at a time. Sleep apnea has been linked to stroke; while you’re struggling to breathe, your blood pressure goes up, and any blockages in your arteries can block blood flow to your brain, causing a stroke.
Dr. Heidary and his team will create a custom-fitted anti-snoring appliance for you, which pushes your jaw forward slightly to prevent your tongue from falling back while you sleep and obstructing your airway. It’s an easy, effective way of treating snoring and sleep apnea in a majority of cases.