Snoring is a symptom of Sleep Apnea.
Snoring is one of the signs of a more serious sleep disorder. Snoring is the harsh sound you hear when a snorer inhales during sleep. The noise occurs when the soft palate and uvula vibrate against the back of the throat or the base of the tongue.
As you fall asleep, the soft tissues at the back of the throat, the muscles that line the airway, and the tongue muscle all relax. As this occurs, the tongue drops back into the airway which causes it to narrow. As air passes through this narrower airway, it moves faster and causes the tissues to vibrate against each other, which creates a rattling or snoring sound.
Why Dr. Waite?
Dr. Jared Waite’s top priority is helping you achieve your best smile. He recognizes that your optimal dental health is a collaborative effort between himself, the Dental Care Team and you. He strives to provide comprehensive preventative, restorative care for you and your loved ones.
Dr Waite is the only Board Certified Diplomate in Colorado Springs by three organizations: American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and American Sleep and Breathing Academy.
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