SLEEP APNEA & SNORING
Snoring is the noise made when the airway is compromised during sleep. When you breathe normally, there is no noise. Air passes quietly through the nose and past the flexible structures in the back of the throat such as the soft palate, uvula, tonsils and tongue. While you are awake, muscles hold the airway open. When you fall asleep, these muscles relax, but normally the airway stays open and there is no noise. Dr. Dixon has been specially trained in dealing with sleep and snoring problems. If you or someone you know snores or has trouble sleeping, see Dr. Dixon here at our office in Morrilton.