Kohala Dental Center
Jochen Madeisky, DDS
Creating Healthy Smiles
Call: (808) 889-6277

When is snoring a problem?

Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. While snoring can be harmless, it can also be a sign of a more serious

medical condition known as OSA, which occurs when the tongue and soft tissues fall back into the throat during sleep, blocking the airway. 

People suffering from OSA can stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds, sometimes for one minute or longer, hundreds of times a night.

Untreated OSA, can contribute to excessive daytime sleepiness as well as an increased risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke,

diabetes, depression, memory and concentration problems, obesity and driving accidents.

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