Is Snoring a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Snoring may or may not be a sign of Sleep Apnea.οΎ 

Dr. Rod Willey of the Illinois Institute of Dental Sleep Medicine talks about the relation of snoring to sleep apnea. Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. While snoring can be harmless, it can also be the sign of a more serious medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).When Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs, the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat and completely block the airway, which restricts the flow of oxygen. The condition known as Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), is midway between primary snoring and true obstructive sleep apnea. People with UARS suffer many of the symptoms of OSA but require special sleep testing techniques. Conquer snoring, sleep apnea, and fatigue with a comfortable oral (dental) appliance. Call the Illinois Institute of Dental Sleep Medicine at 309-243-8980 to schedule a sleep apnea screening today! Visit us at IllinoisSleepDoc.com for more information on snoring, sleep apnea and oral sleep appliances. The Illinois Institute of Dental Sleep Medicine provides services to the Peoria, East Peoria, Morton, Bloomington, and Galesburg Illinois (IL) areas.
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