These are all signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 40% of the adult population snores and almost everyone who has sleep apnea snores. Sleep Apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition and often un-diagnosed.
This site is informational about sleep disorders and specifically about obstructive sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is a non-surgical treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea; which is the treatment of choice for snoring as well as mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Both bed partners may be suffering from sleep deprivation although only one may have the real problem. Often those who snore do not take the complaints from their bed partner seriously, which puts stress on their relationship.
The difference between snoring and sleep apnea can be difficult to discern. Sleepiness, multiple awakenings and day time fatigue are common symptoms of sleep apnea. Only proper testing can definitively tell the difference.
Failure to get a full nights rest due to Sleep Apnea has effects beyond the work place injuries and auto accidents associated with sleepiness. Apnea is associated with an
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