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Non-surgical relief from snoring and sleep apnea

Adult Snoring

Snoring can sometimes be a sign of a serious sleep disorder, including sleep apnea.

Many people joke about loud snoring and the disruptiveness it causes spouses and family members, but snoring is not something to joke about. Aside from the strain it puts on relationships, constant loud snoring may be a signal that something is seriously wrong. In many cases, snoring can be a sign of a life-threatening condition known as obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects millions of people and often results in loud, sleep-disturbing snoring.

  • We offer a consultation to ensure everyone has the
    opportunity to understand this serious condition and the various treatments that are available.
  • We work closely with your primary care physician and any specialist you see (ENT, Sleep/Pulmonology, Neurology, Cardiology, Endocrinology)
  • We provide oral appliance therapy for the effective treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and primary snoring without the need for invasive, noisy machines or surgery.
  •  If needed, we can coordinate the appropriate level of sleep study for accurate diagnosis (home or lab testing as determined by your medical history).
  • We explain the condition and its risks and answer all of your questions.

You or your spouse may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) if you answered yes to any of these questions.

When may snoring not be sleep apnea?

It is very important to distinguish between simple snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Many people snore while they sleep.  Estimates show that about 40% of the population in the United States snores at one time or another. Some of those people snore significantly. While all forms of snoring can be disruptive and annoying to spouses or other family members, not all snoring can be attributed to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). There are options for treating this type of snoring as well.

When is it snoring and when is it sleep apnea?

Not everyone with sleep apnea snores and vice versa, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. How you feel during the day is not an accurate measure of the presence of sleep apnea. A sleep test (usually a home sleep test) is the only way to diagnose sleep apnea. Fitbits, rings and apps on phones are little more than gimmicks when it comes to true and accurate diagnosis. Snoring on its own may not be disruptive enough to cause you to have restless sleep, as it does not normally awaken the sufferer. That means you simply won’t be as tired during the day; however, it may be difficult for you to determine what is causing your snoring, and that is best left to professionals, such as Dr. Terry Gordon.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gordon to find out what may be causing your snoring and to learn about a treatment plan to get relief.