Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Person blocking the sound of snoring from their ears.

Snoring is the audible sound made when an airway is partially obstructed. It is a very common condition that effects both adults and children. When snoring is loud, occurs frequently, or is associated with episodes of starting and stopping breathing during sleep, there may be an underlying life-threatening sleep disorder present called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes sufferers to frequently stop breathing during their sleep for periods of a few seconds up to a couple minutes per episode.

People with sleep apnea can stop breathing as many as 100 times per hour, dramatically affecting their cardiovascular health, daytime alertness, energy levels, and more. If left untreated, sleep apnea can have devastating health consequences, including stroke and even sudden death.

Our team of experts at Red River Sleep Center can identify and treat snoring and sleep apnea by conducting a thorough evaluation of your medical history, and when medically necessary, through comprehensive sleep testing. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, there are a number of viable treatment options available for your provider to recommend. Treatments like PAP Therapy can completely correct snoring and sleep apnea from the first day of use.

If you think that you may be suffering from sleep apnea, try our free Sleep Apnea Assessment and contact Red River Sleep Center at (318) 443-1684 to request an evaluation with a Sleep Specialist, or talk to your doctor about your symptoms and ask about a referral to Red River Sleep Center for a screening assessment.