At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million experience sleeping problems. Our center's programs are designed to help you start sleeping again.
Statistics estimate that up to 60% of the general public may snore. Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. Snoring usually indicates obstructions in breathing, which may vary in severity. These obstructions usually result from one of the following:
- Throat weakness, causing the throat to close during sleep
- Mispositioned jaw, often caused by tension in the muscles
- Fat gathering in and around the throat
- Obstruction in the nasal passageway
- The tissues at the top of airways touching each other causing vibrations
- Relaxants such as alcohol or drugs relaxing throat muscles
- Sleeping on one's back, which may result in the tongue dropping to the back of the mouth.
Recent research is suggesting that snoring may pose a negative impact on health. Treatment options for snoring include Oral Appliances, CPAP and or Positional Sleep Therapy.