Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and other soft tissues at the back of the mouth periodically fall back and block the airway. When the blockage is partial, these tissues may audibly vibrate (snoring). Learn more about these systems in our blog post.
Do you routinely catch yourself dozing off in the afternoon? Does your partner constantly complain about your snoring? If so, you may be suffering from a common but underdiagnosed problem known as obstructive sleep apnea.