Is Snoring Dangerous?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


Who among us hasn’t nudged a partner whose snoring is keeping us awake in the middle of the night? But in some cases, snoring is much more than an annoyance. It can be hazardous to your health, even deadly. If you or someone you love suffers from frequent bouts of snoring, Jersey City sleep apnea dentist Dr. Frank DePaola can help you find relief.

Snoring could be a warning sign of a serious condition called sleep apnea. A patient who suffers from sleep apnea usually experiences loud, chronic snoring. Some other symptoms associated with this condition include:

  • Headaches
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Sore throat
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Insomnia

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Individuals with this condition experience nighttime airway blockage when the throat’s soft tissue collapses on itself. Untreated OSA can cause high blood pressure, stroke, and even heart attack.

The good news is that Dr. Frank offers a wide range of treatments for sleep apnea that won’t just help you get a good night’s sleep. They could save your live.

Sleep apnea isn’t just annoying, it’s dangerous and potentially life-threatening. To learn how we can treat your sleep apnea, please contact the Center for Dental Sleep Medicine today to schedule an appointment. We are pleased to serve patients in Jersey City and the surrounding areas.