Snoring / Sleep Apnea

“A night without dreams is like a cupcake without frosting.”

How many times have we heard our children snore at night and thought to ourselves " how cute, he snores just like his dad".  On the other hand, how many of us sleep next to someone who snores so loudly through the night, we would like to bury their head in a pillow just to get some peace and quiet.  What you may be surprised to know is snoring may be actually associated with a sleep disorder known as OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Over time this disorder can lead to some very serious health issues for our loved ones.  Sleep apnea can be controlled and even resolved in some patients.  Studies show myofunctional therapy in adjunct to other therapies plays a huge part in getting back to healthier sleep patterns.  

Symptoms Associated with Sleep Apnea:
  • Witnessed breathing pauses during sleep
  • Clenching/ Grinding of Teeth
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty with Memory and or Concentration
  • Morning headaches
  • Sore throat and dry mouth upon waking
  • Gasping  or choking at night
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Restless sleep
  • Behavioral issues/ irritability/ tantrums
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bedwetting
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness 
  • Sour taste 
  • Lack of dreams
Serious side effects of Sleep Apnea:
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Acid Reflux / GERD
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Hormonal Issues
  • Increased Risk of Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Learning / Aggression Problem
If you think you may be suffering from any number of symptoms, here at MyoAir we can help to evaluate and guide you to a healthier you.  Call 516.308.1623 for a consultation appointment.