What causes snoring?
Snoring occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep. This is due to a narrowing of your airway, which causes the tissues to vibrate and make an audible sound in extreme cases the airway can become blocked which is know as obstructive sleep apena. Many factors can contribute to snoring such as age, nasal and sinus problems, being overweight, alcohol, smoking, medications and sleep posture.
What is the impact of snoring?
Snoring has a number of consequences that can impact the life of a snorer and his or hers sleep partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of snoring has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Snorers can experience: tiredness, headaches, irritability, dry-mouth and relationship difficulties. It also has shown a link between heart attack and strokes.
Laser treatment alternative to devices or CPAP
We are so happy to announce laser /non surgical treatment for snoring. The treatment includes 3 visits–20-30 min for each– one month apart. Comfortable laser that promotes collagen and creates tone in the back of your throat to open the airway.
G. Thomas Colpitts, DDS, AIAOMT
2448 E 81st Street, Suite 1600
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137