Sleep Apnea and snoring solutions may include a CPAP or Moses appliance
If snoring is a problem or you’re tired of not getting enough sleep, we can help. Snoring is often a precursor to something more serious called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Snoring and OSA are similar sleep disorders:
- Snoring occurs when the air you breathe vibrates the tissues of the airway due to a blocked or narrowed airway (nose, mouth, or throat)
- OSA occurs when your breathing regularly stops or is slowed for 10 seconds or longer due to blocked or narrowed airways (nose, mouth, or throat).
Airway blockage may be caused by excess tissue in the throat or nasal passage, large tonsils, a large tongue, and sometimes the structure of the jaw itself.
If you suspect you have OSA, please see your physician for a referral to a sleep center. If you have been diagnosed with OSA and have been prescribed a CPAP machine, but find you cannot use it The Moses Appliance may be an effective alternative.