Snoring for some people can be harmful to some and disruptive for loved ones. Visit Columbine Dental for snoring therapy with a team of dental professionals!

Snoring Therapy

Man using a CPAP machine

Snoring affects millions of male and female Americans. While snoring in and of itself is not particularly a problem, certain conditions that cause snoring are. Sleep therapy in Littleton is designed to help individuals identify the cause of their snoring and implement measures to get the snoring under control and get a good night's sleep.

Common Causes of Snoring

Snoring occurs when the vibrations caused by the soft and/or hard tissue palates passes through abnormally narrow air passages. As air passes through these soft tissue passages, a flapping sound occurs, which is the snoring sounds you and/or your partner may hear. If the snoring originates from the soft palate, surgery may help to alleviate snoring. However, if it originates in the upper airway, as it often does, surgery will be ineffective. Now that you better understand why snoring occurs, it's also helpful to know the common causes of snoring:

  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Health problems
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Obstructed nasal passages
  • Allergies
  • Sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea

Studies suggest that four percent of men and two percent of women suffer from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. However, it is thought that only about 10 percent of people with OSAS seek treatment, leaving most sufferers undiagnosed. OSAS refers to a condition that results in a blockage of air so great that no air can get through. This causes repeat awakenings throughout the night. OSAS is actually a very dangerous condition and can lead to hypertension, stroke, depression and heart attack. For this reason, if you or a loved one suspects you have sleep apnea, talk to your Columbine dentist regarding treatment right away.

Schedule a Visit Today

If yours or a loved one's snoring is interfering with yours or his or her sleep and health, talk to our dentist regarding snoring therapy in Columbine. Call us at (303) 979-4994 or email us to schedule a consultation.

Columbine Dental

  • Columbine Dental - 6691 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80128 Phone: (303) 979-4994 Fax: (303) 979-2847

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