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Snoring

Snoring is more than just noise!

Simply put, snoring is the sound of a restricted airway trying to get enough air in and out of the lungs so you can live!  Unfortunately, snoring is usually ignored by loved ones and friends as just something some people do when they sleep.  Barely audible snoring is not usually a health issue problem, but when it becomes loud enough to be heard in the next room, it’s time to seek help.

If you snore loudly and have any of the following co-factors, you need to seek help:

  • Overweight
  • Hypertension (even if treated)
  • Neck size ≥17 inches in males and ≥16 inches in females
  • Esophageal Reflux (GERD) at night
  • Smoker
  • Alcohol drinker
  • Feel tire throughout the day (take a nap or feel sleepy driving)

Contact Dental Sleep Medicine of Southwest Florida for your free take home sleep test, today.

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