Sleep apnea is a dangerous, chronic disorder in which a person stops breathing several times per hour while asleep. This results in very poor sleep and can have serious health consequences. Some symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Snoring with pauses in breathing
- Gasping & choking during sleep
- Restless sleep
- Daytime sleepiness
Some patients snore but do not have sleep apnea. The oral appliances we use for sleep apnea can also be used to stop snoring. You and your partner both need a good night’s sleep, and snoring is a truly unhealthy, disruptive condition that should be addressed if it is affecting your quality of life.