. . . that repetitive disturbance that occurs during sleep
It’s when soft tissue in the upper airway vibrates as a person breathes. Extremely common in men, snoring also occurs frequently in women, especially during pregnancy and after menopause. Obesity, nasal obstruction, alcohol and smoking all increase the risk of snoring.
While losing weight, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and sleeping on one’s side can help reduce snoring, sometimes that is not enough. The fits and starts of snoring tend to disrupt the sleep of a bed partner or roommate, but loud snoring can even wake the person who snores too.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Nearly 30 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),
which can cause them to stop breathing hundreds of times a night
for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute.
Your sleep impacts every aspect of your health and daily life. Sleeping well helps you look, feel and perform your best. But a sleep problem can be harmful to your health and well-being. One of the most common sleep problems is obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about the warning signs and how you can get help with a complimentary Sleep Triage.
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, repeated breathing pauses occur, which reduce your oxygen levels. These breathing pauses are followed by brief awakenings that disturb your sleep.
Common signs of sleep apnea include snoring and gasping or choking sounds during sleep. Like snoring, sleep apnea is more common in men, but it can occur in women too, especially during and after menopause. Having excess body weight, a narrow airway or misaligned jaw all increase the risk of sleep apnea.
At Advanced Sleep Solutions of Virginia,
we offer a wide variety of dental sleep solutions
to improve your sleep, energy and health.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A custom-fit oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health. Here is a guide to help you get started with this life-changing treatment.
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After being diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, a supposed Sleep Doctor at another clinic prescribed a CPAP. It was extremely uncomfortable to me and despite many weeks of trying, I could not tolerate it. I went to Dr Queen at Advanced Sleep Solutions of Virginia and he recommended a oral device. From day one of receiving my oral device I began sleeping normally again. SomnoMed has changed my life and cured my sleep problems. I am very thankful and highly recommend it.
Although a bit reticent at first in the use of this oral mouthpiece; once I began using it and finding out how good a night’s sleep I could have after so many years of bad nights and untold other alternatives which always proved useless, I am now happy to let you know that thanks to SomnoMed I am able to sleep very well and also that my wife can now enjoy a good night’s sleep without my racket at night.
This goes out to you Doc! I met Dr. Queen at the end of 2001 and have had the honor of not only getting to work side by side with him but being his patient as well. My mother who used to be petrified about going to the dentist and used to use nitrous for just a cleaning now sees nobody else and even travels from WV just to remain under his care. Even my 89 yr. old grandmother who lives in NJ calls Dr. Queen her dentist! Just to tell you a little (because I could go on for a while!) I have never met a doctor with such an amazing bedside manner, he cares for and treats his patients just like he would want to be treated. I never once saw him treatment plan any unnecessary dental work, it’s not about the $ with this man! His skills and knowledge are like no other and he is experienced and trained in so many aspects of dentistry that it is very unlikely he will need to refer a patient out. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Queen to anyone and everyone and a shout out to his remarkable staff as well (didn’t forget about you girls!) Love ya Kristi and thanks Doc for everything 🙂
Dr. Queen has been my dentist for about 12 years and my husband’s as well. He is very professional, knowledgeable, gentle, and caring. His staff is also very good and thorough. He listens and recommends choices of treatment for me to decide. The office hours are convenient. I have never experienced a problem with the staff filing the insurance claim. I like the free toothbrush also. I highly recommend him to everyone.
I have been a patient of Dr. Queen for almost 20 years. When I started as a patient, I was newly married. In the years since, he has treated me, my husband and my three children. We have had braces, root canals, fillings, caps with great dental care. His staff is fantastic and responsive to scheduling and gentle with their care and reminders for maintenance. Dr. Queen is the man to see!
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