Sleep ApneaSleep Apnea is a disorder in which an obstruction of the airway results in pauses in breathing during sleep. If left untreated, Sleep Apnea can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack.
SnoringSnoring is a common occurrence for many individuals especially men and people who are overweight. The noise of snoring occurs when airflow through passages in the back of the mouth and nose are blocked therefore meaning breathing is obstructed, which can be serious. Snoring can be a symptom of Sleep Apnea.
A sleep study can be performed to determine if indeed a patient has a sleep disorder. Following the sleep study various forms of treatment may be administered including the following: