Are you Suffering from Snoring or Sleep Apnea? Ask yourself if you have...
- Snored during sleep
- Chronic fatigue
- Excessive sleepiness
- Fallen asleep while driving
- Fallen asleep at work
- An inability to concentrate
- Irritability, depression, or changes in mood
- Gasped or choked while sleeping
- Sore throat or dry mouth
- Frequently needed to urinate at nighttime
If you answered yes to any of these, you may be suffering from sleep disruption. Please call us today at (636) 349-2400 for your FREE sleep apnea consult (for new & existing patients) to see if an Oral Sleep Appliance could help you.
Sleep apnea and snoring can disrupt your sleep and leave you tired and unfocused in the morning. It can also put your relationships, work and health at risk.
The Real Costs of Losing Sleep
- 30% more risk of having a heart attack
- 2.5X greater chance of being in a car accident
- 3 out of 5 people with sleep disorders suffer relationship problems
What Causes Sleep Apnea and Snoring?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your breathing pauses multiple times every night. The pauses can be very short and frequent and you may not wake up. The pausing is caused when your airway becomes partially or completely blocked. Because your breathing is interrupted, apnea results in lower oxygen flow which causes “micro-awakenings. Over time this can have a serious negative impact on the quality of your sleep and your health.
Snoring occurs when the tissues around your airway relax and vibrate while you are breathing, producing the familiar snoring sound. Snoring can not only have negative effects on your own health, but it can disrupt your family’s sleep as well.
Snoring and sleep apnea have been linked to an increased risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, mood disorders, headaches, GERD, obesity, and drowsiness during the day.