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Snoring

Snoring is the unpleasant sound that occurs when breathing is partially obstructed during sleep. The sound occurs when air flows past tissue in the throatbut is met with resistance or theflow is limited. This causes the tissues to vibrate while breathing. About 50% of patients who are habitual snorers have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) even though they may not have proven sleep apnea.

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Habitual snoring is associated with a higher rate of cardiovascular disease, such as hypertension and arteriosclerosis, and tiredness. Patients who have snoring problems, however, are usually more concerned about the social and family impact that can involve separate sleeping and embarrassment.

Fortunately, snoring, with or without sleep apnea, is a treatable condition and sleep medicine protocol offers a variety of remedies. These treatments include improvement of nasal passageways, deviated septum repair, and allergy management. Expert dentists can sometimes assist by using individually designed dental devices that can reposition the tongue or jaw.