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Ask an expert: about sleep apnea & snoring

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Benefits of CPAP therapy
What is sleep apnea?

Snoring occurs when your throat relaxes during your sleep and your airway begins to collapse. This narrowing of the airway leads to vibration of the surrounding tissues resulting in a snore.

Often people with sleep apnea snore quite loudly in addition to having apneas.  If you or a loved one has been told that you snore loudly, it may be best to consult your physician.  By treating your sleep apnea you may avoid serious health concerns such as heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and type II diabetes, and you’ll be quieter to boot!  We look forward to seeing you at your local VitalAire branch.

 

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