In a study published in the December 2010 issue of SLEEP researchers found that; Loud Snoring, Difficulty falling asleep, and "UN-refreshing" sleep may predict development of Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that has been linked to obesity, and that can increase the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Patients with Metabolic Syndrome may also exhibit: High blood sugar Increased thirst and urination High blood pressure Fatigue Blurred vision Headache So if you snore loudly and have difficulty falling asleep, see your doctor. At our Dental Sleep Medicine office in Glendale we help many patients control their snoring with oral appliances (mouthpieces). Phoenix sleep apnea patients can gain improved health and quality of sleep with oral appliance therapy. For the finest in guided surgical implant placement and Phoenix implant crowns or dentures, visit www.DesertSmiles.com.