Snoring Therapy

Snoring Therapy in Milton

What causes snoring?

Snoring is caused by the vibrations of your soft and/or hard tissue palates; these vibrations occur because of increasingly narrow air passages. When air passes through these passages, a “flapping” sound occurs because the tissue is soft in nature. Surgery (to alleviate the snoring) is not always successful, however, because the sound may not originate from the soft palate; the snoring sometimes originates from tissues in the upper airway.

Common causes for snoring

  •    Smoking
  •    Alcohol
  •    Health Problems
  •    Obesity
  •    Obstructed Nasal Passages – Deviated Septum
  •    Poor Muscle Tone of the Tongue
  •    Daytime Fatigue
  •    Sleep Apnea
  •    Hypothyroidism
  •    Allergies

Sleep Apnea

Loud snorers may have a more serious case of blocked air passages, known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA). In these cases, the blockage of air is so great that no air can get through, causing repeated awakenings throughout the night. 

Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute or lead to many other conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and depression, so it is important to be diagnosed by a medical professional if you experience any sleep-related symptoms.

Dr. Saager has been involved in dental sleep medicine for more than 15 years. He has helped a wide range of patients find relief from sleep apnea conditions, and invested hundreds of hours of continuing education to remain at the leading edge of his field. These efforts have earned  him the prestigious Dental Sleep Therapy Diplomate from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), an honor which is bestowed only on candidates who have demonstrated significant expertise and demonstrative patient success in their practice.

The success of Dr. Saager’s dental sleep practice has resulted in Blue Mountain Sleep Solutions accreditation by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. This process recognizes a facilities competency and delivery of optimal care to dental sleep medicine patients. By achieving AADSM accreditation, a facility displays to patients, medical professionals and reimbursement decision-makers that it meets the high standards necessary to provide quality patient care.