Snoring Is Your Warning Sign

You could be one of 40 million americans not getting a good night sleep due to Snoring and Sleep Apnea problems.

  • Do you snore loudly, or have you been told that you snore
  • Does your snoring disturb others and keep them from sleeping restfully
  • Has anyone noticed that you stop breathing in your sleep or wake up gasping for air
  • When waking up, do you feel tired, fatigued or not up to par
  • Do you ever wake up with morning headaches
  • Have you ever dozed off while driving or at work
  • Are you having trouble losing weight
  • Are you having to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom
  • Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a history of stroke/heart attack

Did you answer YES to any of these questions?

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Know the Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea?

  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Stroke
  • Memory Loss
  • Daytime Fatigue
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Weight Gain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Apathy
  • Depression
  • Gastric Reflux (GERD)
  • Other Cardiovascular Diseases

Untreated Sleep Apnea can have serious health consequences

Why do we snore?

When the airway is partially obstructed, we snore. It is because as we draw a breath, the opening it passes through is partially obstructed and the air rushes in faster, causing the surrounding tissues to vibrate and create the classic snoring sound.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. The biggest issue is the tongue falling back into the throat while we sleep.

So what happens when your airway is totally obstructed?

When the airway is totally obstructed, we stop breathing. When we stop breathing, our blood oxygen levels drop, our heart speeds up, and our blood pressure increases. Think of running your car engine with no oil. Bad things happen. If our heart is healthy enough, we awaken suddenly, gasping for breath. Once we breathe, our heart rate drops and our blood oxygen goes up, and we fall back to sleep. Until the next time our tongue blocks our airway and the whole process cycles again. This can happen many times a night, and wreaks havoc on our organs as well as preventing us from getting restful sleep, when our body should be replenishing itself. If our heart is not healthy enough, it may stall out during one of these stressful apnea episodes, and we may never wake up.

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