Snoring: Should I Worry?
It keeps your spouse, the kids and even the dog, up at night and can be pretty embarrassing when you are staying with friends and family, but is snoring anything more than just an annoyance? It could be.
Snoring can actually be the warning sign to a much greater health issue. Did you know people who snore have a 40% greater risk of dying early than their peers? Sleep apnea, often characterized by loud snoring, is a serious disorder which affects your breathing while you are asleep.
There are two types of sleep apnea: Obstructive and Central
- Obstructive is the more common of the two and occurs when the muscles in the throat relax.
- Central occurs when your brain stops sending important messages or signals to the muscles that help control your breathing.
Sleep Apnea and snoring can contribute or be linked to other health concerns:
- Heart Disease
- GERD- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Weight Gain
Whether your snoring is loud and booming or light and wispy, it could be a sign to a much greater problem.
Contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Swedberg who can address you snoring issues with an appliance that can help you, your family and your Toms River neighbors sleep a little easier!