Medical research shows that oxygen blockage can lead to increased risk of
The tongue and throat tissue may be large enough to vibrate while breathing during sleep causing the snoring sounds.
Diagnosing Snoring Snoring, or the more serious obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, is properly diagnosed by an initial screening followed by a home or in-lab sleep test. Doctors trained in sleep medicine review the test results.
Treatment Depending on sleep test results, an oral sleep appliance or a CPAP mask may be prescribed.
CPAP Tolerance Issues? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has determined that using a professionally fitted and adjusted oral appliance can be an effective alternative for CPAP users who cannot tolerate using a CPAP device. Dentists with advance training in sleep medicine can construct your customized oral appliance.
Dr. Marx has advanced training in Dental Sleep Medicine, including screening and oral appliance therapy. Dr. Marx is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Please feel free to call the office, (303) 452-1563
, with any questions or if you would like to set up an appointment for a free initial screening.