Edward A Alvarez DDS PC

NEW YORK CITY COSMETIC DENTIST

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Snoring and sleep apnea

WHAT IS SNORING?


​Snoring is  is the sound that occurs when breathing is partially obstructed during sleep. Snoring occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the normal airflow during sleep. as many as half of adults snore, and it can indicate that you have obstructive sleep apnea or "OSA". Not all people who snore have OSA, but if you snore and have any of the following symptoms, you should be evaluated for OSA by undergoing a sleep study:

  • Excessive noise during sleep
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Tired upon waking
  • Morning headache
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Constant waking at night
  • Gasping or choking at night
  • High blood pressure
  • Chest pain at night
  • Sexual or Erectile Dysfunction (men)


To help control the symptoms of snoring, or if you have been diagnosed with OSA by your physician, Dr. Alvarez can create a variety of dental sleep appliance or snore guard to help control your symptoms. These type of dental snore guards can help you increase your oxygen level at night, as well as prevent snoring. many times the appliances are used when a patient cannot, or will not use a c-pap sleep apnea device. The dental snore guard works by advancing your jaw forward, thereby opening your airway, similar to what is seen when doing cpr. there are a variety of dental sleep appliances done by dr. alvarez, including:

  • TAP and TAP 3 Elite Device
  • EMA Dental Guard
  • Snore-Guard Dental Snoring Device


Obstructive sleep apnea (osa), which is many times associated with snoring, and can be diagnosed by a sleep study, is a very serious health problem. during osa, a person can stop breathing for up to a minute or more. this lack of oxygen to your brain and heart can wreak havoc to your entire body. research now shows that untreated osa can lead to the following conditions and complications:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Impotence in men
  • ​Memory Loss
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac Arrhythymia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Endocrine Problems
  • Liver Failure
  • End Organ Failure
  • and more...


You can learn more about snoring, and ways to stop snoring, by reading an article featuring dr. alvarez on a panel of experts selected by the huffington post, by clicking here