Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a common condition for adults and is experienced in some children, as well. Snoring could be of concern when it is very loud and occurs frequently. Sometimes, snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea sufferers actually stop breathing for periods of 10 seconds or more while they sleep.

Though snoring can be merely bothersome, It is a typical indicator of sleep apnea, a serious disorder that may be potentially hazardous to your health. People with sleep apnea can stop breathing as many as 100 times per hour. This affects oxygen levels and the ability to get a good restful sleep. Left untreated, sleep apnea can have devastating health consequences, including stroke and sudden death.

Sleep apnea is a risk factor for stroke. At Red River ENT Associates, we can identify and treat snoring and sleep apnea by conducting a thorough examination of your throat, mouth, and neck. If necessary, specialists can conduct a sleep study in the Red River Sleep Center located in the same building.

The Sleep Medicine Physicians and Registered Licensed Sleep Technologists at Red River Sleep Center have the training, experience, and advanced technology to scientifically measure every aspect of your sleep cycle. We can determine if you experience snoring or sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, treatments such as a CPAP breathing device can help you sleep soundly and safely.