Phoenix Sleep Apnea Dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox Discusses How Obstructive Sleep Apnea Differs From Ordinary Snoring

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Snoring is the thunder and OSA is the lightning.  One is annoying, and the other one can be deadly.  Snoring is an indication of an airway impediment, albeit benign in primary snoring.  But simple snoring can easily be linked to cerebrovascular and cardiovascular sequelae should the cacophony turn in to pathological airway blockage during sleep.  As one proceeds through the continuum of pathology, snoring can progress to severe sleep apnea, leading to hypertension, stroke, weight gain, diabetes, and other serious, life-threatening metabolic consequences. To see if your snoring is more than an annoyance to your bed partner, have yourself screened with our ambulatory device.  Its easy to use and very inexpensive compared to spending a night at a sleep lab.  For snoring solutions in Phoenix and CPAP alternatives visit www.DesertSmiles.com.

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