During normal sleep we breathe air in through our mouth and nose into our airway. If the muscles of the tongue and palate fall back into the airway, they can constrict the airway or completely close it off. When constricted the air causes the muscles to vibrate, causing snoring. When the airway is completely closed off, this causes an apnea event to occur (You stop breathing!) which causes your brain to awake you to start breathing again. This disrupts sleep and causes quality of life problems for you and possibly your partner!
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea we would be delighted to discuss treatment options. Please contact us today if you have an apnea problem, we want to help!