What is a Sleep Study?

Categories: Sleep apnea, Snoring
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Sleep apnea is a disorder that can lead to serious health issues. It’s treatable at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette, but before treatment can begin we need an accurate diagnosis, and the results of a sleep study. Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing stops and starts during sleep. It can happen dozens…

Apnea: Sleeping Without Breath

Categories: Sleep apnea, Snoring

The word “apnea” comes from Greek, and it means “without breath.” Sleep apnea, then, is a condition in which someone’s breathing stops involuntarily as they sleep. It is treatable at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette. Sleep apnea is more common than you may realize, affecting more than eighteen million Americans, accordng to the National Sleep…

Why You Should Take Snoring Seriously

Snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can have major health consequences. At Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO, we can treat sleep problems like snoring. What is Snoring? Snoring is caused by an an airway obstruction in the throat or nasal cavity. The obstruction can be caused by: Poor muscle tone in the throat and…

How Is Snoring Different From Sleep Apnea?

Categories: Sleep apnea, Snoring
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It’s estimated that half of us snore at some point during our lives. That can be a serious nuisance for  those nearby. It may also be a sign of a serious disorder called sleep apnea, which is treatable at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO. Snoring and sleep apnea are often related. Many people who…