. . . 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.

Schedule an appointment

Call for FREE consultation: (703) 689-2480