Snoring and sleep disturbances are often signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common condition and, if suspected, you may be asked to do a Sleep Study. In addition to the effects of a poor night’s sleep, sleep apnea results in reduced oxygen that can damage the heart. There are many different treatment options available, and a customized mouth guard may help. Dr. Shack can also determine if you are a candidate for NightLase® therapy, which is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of your sleep. NightLase reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Shack for an evaluation to determine ways to improve your sleep and improve your overall health.