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The Cycle of Snoring & Sleep Apnea

March 15th, 2017

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a chronic condition where your breathing briefly stops throughout the night. When you stop breathing, the lack of oxygen in your brain wakes you up to restart your breath. The constant cycle of waking up and falling back asleep keeps people with sleep apnea from getting a deep sleep, leaving them feeling drowsy throughout the day.

Signs of Sleep Apnea Include…

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Loud snoring at night
  • Waking up at night short of breath
  • Snorting or choking sounds during the night (including a restart of breathing)
  • Headaches upon waking up in the morning
  • Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
  • Extreme drowsiness during the day

If you think you suffer from sleep apnea, look no further than Zaytoun Orthodontics. Contact an orthodontist today to see the many ways we can help you rest easy.

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea and snoring treatments in Raleigh, Garner and Cary vary depending on the cause and severity of the condition. If you suspect you or someone you know may be suffering from sleep apnea, contact your physician first.

At Zaytoun Orthodontics, we provide custom-designed oral devices to improve mouth position and help with nighttime breathing. Through a consultation with our orthodontists, we’ll help you plan a course of action that is tailored to fit your needs.

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