Most people think snoring is nothing more than an annoyance to roommates or the person they share a bed with. Loud and continual snoring can actually indicate a serious health problem. Snoring takes place when the soft tissue structures of the upper airway collapse onto themselves. Thus causing them to vibrate against each other as we attempt to move air through them (breathe). This produces the sound we all know as snoring. Large tonsils, a long and soft palate, a large tongue, the uvula and excess fat deposits in the throat all contribute to the airway narrowing and an increase in snoring. Usually, the more narrow the airway space is, the louder or more routine the snoring becomes.
Working with your physician, Dr. Morrison can help provide a comfortable, effective alternative to a traditional CPAP and help provide you with a quiet, restful night’s sleep.
A great smile is our top priority; make it yours, too. Call us at 518-371-3400 or for your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to arrange your consultation. Our snoring and sleep apnea patients come to us from Halfmoon, Saratoga Springs, Troy, Waterford, Mechanicville, Clifton Park and adjacent locations.