Stop Snoring St. Louis
About Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring is very common, and affects a majority of adults at one time or another. Snoring is caused by a partial blockage of the airway during sleep. It can be disruptive to the sleep of others, and also cause the snorer to lose quality sleep.
Sleep apnea affects 18 million American adults, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Apnea is a stoppage of breathing during sleep. The patient tries to breath, but the airway closes off due to the tongue falling back, or the throat closing off. Patients often choke and gasp for air.
Sleep apnea can have serious long term health consequences, including;
- high blood pressure
- feeling tired or fatigued
- loss of concentration
- increased risk of auto accidents