As part of his practice, Dr. Krasowski also offers sleep apnea treatments for those conditions not specifically related to the teeth, such as snoring.
Snoring is caused when the airway or passage through which we breathe becomes partially blocked. While mild forms of snoring are easily treated and present little cause for concern, snoring can also be symptomatic of a more serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea.
Apnea is caused by a narrowing of the throat passage during sleep, which causes breathing to stop completely. Sleep apnea episodes can occur as much as 30 to 50 times a night without the sufferer even being aware of it happening. Common side effects of sleep apnea are:
- Irregular heart beat
- High blood pressure
- Impaired concentration
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Sleep apnea can be a very dangerous condition. If you or a loved one snore, please schedule a personal consultation in Wausau, Rhinelander, or Stevens Point, Wisconsin with Dr. Krasowski today to have a sleep study done to rule out this potentially fatal condition.