A common cause of sleep deprivation, snoring affects the snorer and his or her bed partner. Snoring can be an indication of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and new studies have associated snoring with carotid artery atherosclerosis and risk of brain damage. Due to these serious effects, frequent snoring requires further medical evaluation.
Some common side effects of snoring include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Decreased libido
- Increased risk of stroke, hypertension and obesity
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or your partner complains about your snoring, please call our office or your physician for help. We offer various snoring treatments and therapies to help you get relief.