Snoring is obviously not unusual. Many people in Portland and around the country deal with snoring, and most shrug it off as a minor annoyance (their sleep partners are often less sanguine about it, of course). But in some cases, chronic snoring can be a sign of something more serious: sleep apnea.
When is snoring a serious problem worthy of treatment from our experienced dentist? It's certainly true that any individual episode of snoring isn't necessarily a huge concern, and you shouldn't panic upon learning you snored the night before.
It's worth pursuing treatment if your snoring becomes something chronic – if you or your sleep partner notices that you've been snoring a lot, it might be a sign of sleep apnea. You should also be on the lookout for other sleep apnea symptoms, particularly fatigue in spite of what seemed like a full night's sleep.
A combination of chronic snoring and other symptoms is a decent indicator that you might suffer from sleep apnea. You should call our office as soon as possible to arrange a diagnostic examination – if left untreated, sleep apnea can pose a serious threat to your health and well-being.
If you live in or around Portland, Oregon and you think you might need sleep apnea treatment, please call Wendling Contemporary Dental Health today at 503-636-4069 to schedule a consultation.