A potentially serious sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. The most common symptom is snoring, which occurs when throat muscles relax and block your airway. Effective treatments for sleep apnea are available, including CPAP forced-air devices and custom-fitted mouthpieces which are designed to align your jaw in an optimal position to keep the airway open.
If you are a chronic snorer, or if you wake up at night with the sensation that your breathing is interrupted, the NARMC Sleep Center can be of benefit to you. The NARMC Sleep Disorder Center will work with you and your physician to identify the issue impacting your sleep and prescribe an appropriate treatment program.