Sawing logs. It’s a good description, but what does snoring really sound like? The average snore hits 40-80 decibels. A 40-decibel sound is comparable to the background noise in a large, crowded theater; 80 is like a large truck going 50mph or a vacuum cleaner. No wonder snoring keeps roommates and spouses from getting adequate sleep!

Many people snore. Statistics tell us that 30% of people over age 30 snore, and 40% of those over 40 years old snore. Nearly 30% of people who snore also have sleep apnea, a serious disorder that can have dire effects if left untreated. So, in addition to the problems that the sound of snoring can cause, those with sleep apnea face health risks. Do you know if your snoring is related to obstructive sleep apnea? Dr. Victoria Uryniak can help you find out whether OSA is an issue, and whether you suffer with sleep apnea or just snoring, she offers a non-surgical, effective treatment to help you stop snoring.

Schedule your sleep apnea or snoring appointment with Dr. Vicki today! Walnut Pond Dentistry in Annandale, NJ accepts Medicare for sleep apnea and will file all insurance and medical billing paperwork on your behalf. Call us now at (908) 200-7007.

No More Snoring – Ever!

If you or your bedmate are fed up with snores that keep you awake at night, or if you feel unrested and irritable due to sleep deprivation, it’s time you find a stop snoring solution. Dr. Vicki prescribes a simple appliance that addresses the cause of sleep apnea and snoring, to stop it for good.

Snoring happens when the flexible tissues in the mouth and throat vibrate as you inhale and exhale – thus the sawing sound. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when those soft tissues completely block the flow of air. Sometimes, an apneic episode lasts a few seconds, and other times it lasts well over 20 seconds.

To eliminate the vibration and blockage of soft tissues, an oral appliance may be worn while you sleep. The appliance keeps the lower jaw positioned slightly forward, away from the neck. This position keeps soft tissues in place, which stops both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea episodes. Yes, wearing a snore guard could keep you from suffering serious health and quality of life issues, long term!

Harmful Effects of Snoring

Snoring can impair the level of sleep, meaning that you or anyone who hears your snores may not reach refreshing REM sleep due to the noise. Poor sleep for a few nights can become long-term sleep deprivation, the side effects of which can seriously impact quality of life. If you don’t stop snoring, you could experience:

  • Cardiac issues: heart attack, heart disease, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness (memory loss)
  • Headache
  • Impotence
  • Irritability
  • Lack of concentration (increase in accidents)
  • Poor critical thinking ability
  • Poor judgement
  • Premature aging
  • Premature death
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Weak immune system
  • Weight gain
  • Stroke

Harmful Effects of Sleep Apnea

  • All side effects listed for snoring
  • Asthma
  • Acid reflux (GERD)
  • Circulatory problems
  • Death during sleep
  • High LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • High blood sugar
  • Low blood-oxygen level
  • Low sex drive
  • Liver issues/digestive problems
  • Obesity
  • Respiratory problems

Schedule an Appointment Right Now

Don’t continue to stumble through your life, sleepier every day. Call Walnut Pond Dentistry in Annandale, NJ today to stop snoring and reserve your consultation with Dr. Vicki Uryniak. We file Medicare and insurance for sleep apnea, so you can focus on getting well. Call us now at (908) 200-7007.