Snoring Is Not Sexy. It's No Joke, And It Could Indicate An Alarmingly Serious Health Issue
Snoring may indicate an obstructed airway leading to oxygen deprivation while sleeping. That's right, you may have reduced or total lack of airflow into your lungs! Some people stop breathing 50+ times an hour.
Snoring really isn''t sexy. Neither is being drowsy all day, or falling asleep at the wheel. Nor is cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, depression and even erectile dysfunction, all possible resulting conditions caused by an obstruction of your airway while asleep.
The obstruction is usually caused by the relaxation of oral or throat structures (tongue, uvula, tonsils) during sleep, a condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA).
How Can I Prevent Snoring?
Dr King can fabricate a dental device that moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration.