Sometimes, you don’t even know you’re snoring. But the people close to you do! Other times, you know you haven’t had a good night’s rest because you’re tired in the daytime. Dr. Filice and his team can help.
Snoring is the vibrations of the soft palate and other tissues in the nose, mouth and throat. It can lead to a poor sleep and keeping other people awake. Snoring can be caused by:
Snoring may be a sign of a more serious condition. Obstructive sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing or shallow or infrequent breathing while you’re sleeping. Each pause is called an apnea. Apneas last between ten seconds and one minute, and can happen five to thirty times every hour. Symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, restless sleep and feeling sleepy in the daytime.
Dr. Filice can treat snoring and sleep apnea with a custom-fit oral appliance to keep your airways open. Indeed, some patients only need a simple oral appliance to stop snoring and manage obstructive sleep apnea. Other patients may need complementary therapies, including oral appliances, CPAP therapy, adjunctive surgery or lifestyle changes.
Consult with Dr. Filice to find the best solution for you to get a better night’s sleep.