What is Sleep Apnea and Snoring

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Snoring arises when throat tissues overly relax during sleep, failing to keep the airway sufficiently open. This leads to a narrowing of the airway, causing tissue vibrations with each breath, which in turn produces the snoring sound.

Factors such as aging, sleep position, body weight, nasal congestion, and individual anatomical differences can all contribute to snoring.

While snoring can often be a benign condition, even at high volumes, it may also indicate a more serious issue: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This condition is prevalent, affecting an estimated 6 million Canadians. Without treatment, OSA can lead to various adverse effects, including excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, and an increased risk of heart failure, stroke, and traffic accidents, among other health concerns.

When is Snoring a Health Concern?

  • Loud snoring
  • Fatigue or sleepiness during the day
  • People notice that you stop breathing, gasp, or choke in your sleep
  • Having high blood pressure, especially if under treatment

Is Snoring a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

At Sleep Management Group, we specialize in guiding you through the process of managing your CPAP therapy after a sleep apnea diagnosis. Here’s how we assist:

  • In your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your sleep apnea diagnosis and explain how CPAP therapy can help.
  • We’ll show you how to use your CPAP equipment effectively in your own home, ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep.
  • After you’ve had some time to adjust to the CPAP device, bring it back to us so we can evaluate your progress.
  • We’ll communicate with your doctor throughout your therapy to ensure you’re receiving the best possible treatment.
  • You’ll get a personalized report with insights about your sleep health and how the CPAP therapy is working for you. Our team is available to discuss your results and any further treatment options.

Rely on our expert support throughout your CPAP therapy journey. Learn more about our services and schedule your consultation today!

Solutions for Snoring

The appropriate approach to your snoring depends on its severity and if it’s a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

CPAP therapy, standing for ‘continuous positive airway pressure,’ is the premier treatment for sleep apnea and also serves as an effective solution for snoring.

Explore more about our snoring and sleep apnea treatment options.

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