Snoring is defined as a coarse sound made by vibrations of the soft palate and other tissues in the nose, mouth and throat (upper airway). It is caused by turbulence inside the airway during inspiration. Typical causes of snoring include,

  • Throat closure due to throat muscle weakness
  • Malpositioned jaw
  • Fat gathering in and around the throat
  • Obstruction in the nasal passageway

In addition to personal sleep deprivation, snoring can impact relationships. Studies conducted have found that marriages improve if snoring can be controlled. Dr. Smith has helped several families improve their sleep by correcting the cause(s) of snoring. Snoring is also the primary symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. If you or someone you love suffers from snoring please contact Dr. Smith to find out what options might be right for you.

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