Snoring and Sleep Apnea

For those who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea in the St. Charles area, we can help. Victims of sleep apnea often snore loudly at night and wake up with headaches in the morning. They also may experience bouts of sleepiness throughout the day. This is caused by periods of time while you sleep that you stop breathing.

Each time you stop breathing is known as an apnea. Apneas can last anywhere from a few seconds to nearly a minute. When you begin breathing again, the brain will sense that it needs oxygen and wake you up. This can also cause loud snoring.

When you wake up in the morning, the carbon dioxide build-up in the blood can cause headaches. Because you were denied deep sleep during the night, you will also experience drowsiness (and grumpiness, too).

During the night, sleep apnea victims’ upper air passages become obstructed. We offer sleep apnea appliances that are designed to keep these air passages open and help you get a good night’s rest. Our sleep apnea appliances are comfortable and easy to use. If you would like more information on sleep apnea or sleep apnea appliances, please call Elm Dental Care today!