Is snoring disrupting your life or the life of a loved one?
Snoring can be more than a minor inconvenience, snoring can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep. Poor sleep can lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, and increased health problems. Snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnea, a dangerous health problem. Sleep apnea actually cuts off the flow of oxygen to the brain, and in severe cases can cause serious damage.
How can Dr. Adams help?
To understand how Dr. Adams can help, you first must understand what causes snoring and/or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). During sleep, the tongue and the tissues of the throat and mouth relax and collapse into the airway making it smaller. The smaller size of the airway causes the air passing through to increase in speed which causes the soft tissues to vibrate, the vibrating tissues create the snoring noise. Depending on your particular clinical situation Dr. Adams will create for you an individually crafted device known as a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD). The MAD holds your mandible in a slightly advanced position, moving the relaxed tissues out of the airway and increasing the oxygen flow to the brain.