SLEEP APNEA - SNORING & SLEEP TREATMENT
Do you or a member of your family snore while sleeping? Suffering from heavy fatigue caused by a night of interrupted sleep? These may be symptoms of sleep apnea. At our El Dorado Hills dental practice, Dr. Shelley Kaur provides a comprehensive solution to sleep apnea using dental appliances that help patients finally achieve a full night's rest. In fact, Dr. Shelley is one of the few dentists certified to treat sleep apnea in the El Dorado Hills area. A comfortable alternative to CPAP
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring can be the result of several factors. Typically, snoring is caused by the relaxing of the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth, making the air passage smaller. The decrease in space through the airway makes it harder for each breath to get through, and when it does get through, it moves over the soft tissues in the mouth and throat and causes a vibration that results in the snoring sound. Other causes of snoring may include:
- Excess body weight
- Alcohol consumption
- Certain sleep aides or sedatives
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
We encourage you to watch the video below and contact us if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.