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What is Snoring?

While snoring may seem like just a minor nuisance, it can actually be a symptom of a more serious sleep disorder. Not only is your bed partner getting lesser quality sleep, but you are also suffering as your body is expending energy fighting to continue to breathe.

Snoring is the sound that occurs as air is passing through an obstructed airway. Obstructions can be the result of several factors including nasal deformities (deviated septum), nasal polyps, inflamed nasal passages, poor muscle tone in the throat and nose (muscle decreases with age), enlarged tonsils, long soft palate (the soft tissue at the back of the roof of the mouth), and a long uvula (dangling tissue at back of throat).

There is a 70% overlap between Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in children.

This is a staggering number and the reason the American Association of Pediatrics ‘Practice Parameter’ states that all children should be screened for snoring. An affirmative response for snoring should be followed by a more detailed evaluation.


Dr. Krish was extremely helpful in overcoming my sleep apnea. The oral device she created for me has almost eliminated my snoring entirely and allows me to sleep restfully each night. My chronic afternoon drowsiness is gone, and I have energy all day. Dr. Krish’s assistants Elvira and Shelby are friendly, competent and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Krish and her team. by Aaron G.
I have had such a wonderful experience starting day one. Dr. Krish and the staff are very friendly and try to accommodate your every need. Dr. Krish and the staff were able to walk me through every part of my treatment plan so that I understood everything clearly. I've enjoyed being treated by Dr. krish and can say I will miss her and the staff once my treatment plan is complete! by Gabby I.
I used to wake up constantly with headaches and occasionally had migraines. Dr. Krish recommended a night appliance for me to wear at night to prevent me from grinding my teeth. My jaw has not hurt since the treatment started and I have not had one headache or migraine. I greatly appreciate all that Dr. Krish has done for me to relieve me of pain. by Khelia G.

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