Health and Sleep – Acorn Dental Associates, P.A. | Marlton, N.J.
100 Centre Boulevard, Suite J, Marlton, NJ 08053   Phone: 856-983-0060

Health and Sleep

Does snoring affect your life?



A Restful Night’s Sleep is Priceless.

Your health starts with how you sleep. Studies have shown sleep is necessary for our overall health. If you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, there’s a good chance a dental device can help.

Why do people snore?

Snoring occurs when there is a partial obstruction of the flow of air through the mouth or nose. The sound occurs when the soft tissue in the throat vibrates as air passes over the tissue.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Apnea literally means “cessation of breath.” If you have sleep apnea, your breath can become shallow or you may even stop breathing while you are asleep. This occurs when the airway is blocked by the tongue dropping back and closing the airway. In severe sleep apnea cases, this state of not breathing can occur up to hundreds of times a night

Serious health risks

Sleep apnea has serious health risks because adequate oxygen does not get into the cells of the body during sleep. Studies have shown that people who suffer from “obstructive sleep apnea” are at high risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and type II diabetes.

Can an oral appliance help?

Yes, for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, a dental device can be oral-applianceworn to hold the lower jaw forward. By holding the lower jaw forward, the airway is kept open during sleep.

How do I know if I have sleep apnea?

There are many signs and symptoms of sleep apnea. Some common symptoms are:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
  • Snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea
  • Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath or gasping for air
  • Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headache
  • Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Attention problems, moodiness, and irritability



Contact Us

   100 Centre Blvd.,
   Suite J
   Marlton, NJ 08053

  • Monday 9 am - 7 pm
  • Tuesday 7 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 7 am - 3 pm
  • Thursday 7 am - 5 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 1 pm