Sleep Apnea: How Snoring Can Be Making You Sick

Sleep Apnea Dentists

If you snore, you may have Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea.

Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes, depression, and other ailments.

Oral appliances can be effective in the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea and also provide a treatment alternative for patients with severe OSA who cannot or will not tolerate positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP).

Dr. Elena Holtzman is specially trained in treating patients with sleep apnea and can help you find the treatment for snoring that is right for you.

Give us a call at 718-DR-SMILE to schedule your sleep apnea consultation with Dr. Holtzman.