In recent years, snoring has been acknowledged as a warning sign that normal breathing is not taking place. For the majority of adults, snoring does not involve a serious medical disorder. However, snoring may be the first sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The noisy sounds of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the flow of air through the back of the mouth and nose.
Doctors estimate that about 18 to 70 million Americans have sleep disordered breathing and/or sleep apnea. It affects all ages, and the damages vary based on the age of the person with apnea. If you have sleep apnea, it may already have affected you more than you know. Your quality of sleep, and therefore quality of life, will improve with improved sleep patterns and increased oxygen supply to your brain and rest of your body.