Do you snore so loudly that you and your partner can’t get a good night’s sleep? Excessive and disruptive snoring can create a wedge in relationships and diminish your quality of life.
Are you tired during the day, even though you slept a full eight hours? Chronic fatigue causes you to drag through your day, and you may difficulty concentrating and performing certain tasks.
These and many others are symptoms of sleep apnea, a debilitating disorder that robs you of restful sleep and impacts your relationships and quality of life.
Your team at Centre Family Dentistry can help. If you or a loved one suffer from sleep apnea or loud snoring, your Fort Collins dentist offers a simple solution that can help you get the rest you need to rejuvenate your mind and body.
We poke fun at those who snore, but for many people, it’s no laughing matter. Chronic snoring that disrupts your sleep and keeps your family awake usually indicates the presence of OSA or obstructive sleep apnea.
Apnea is defined as a temporary cessation of breathing, usually during sleep. It occurs when you pass from light to deep sleep, and your tongue and the soft tissue and muscles in your throat relax.
This blocks the airway, and this blockage can cause the vibrations that create the noise we call snoring and can prevent you from breathing altogether. The lack of oxygen alerts your body to wake up and resume breathing. These episodes can occur without you realizing it and can occur multiple times a night. The result is restless sleep.
If the symptoms of sleep apnea are disrupting your life, call Centre Family Dentistry. Dr. Humbert will work with your physician to ensure that the snoring and sleep apnea treatment we offer at our Fort Collins dental office is right for your unique needs.