Like many people, you may believe that sleep apnea and snoring are the same thing. While they are related, snoring is just an obvious symptom of something far more serious going on with your body. Snoring occurs when the soft tissues of your tongue, soft palate, and neck collapse onto your windpipe during sleep, blocking your airway. This can actually cause you to stop breathing many times each night. Besides the obvious noise issues, the most immediate effect of sleep apnea is persistent daytime sleepiness, which can interfere with your personal and professional endeavors. But that’s not the worst of it. Sleep apnea has the potential to cause systemic health issues, some of which are serious or can become serious if not treated: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, adult asthma, acid reflux, weight gain, and more. Dr. Germain Jean-Charles and Dr. Ajay Kashi offer an effective take-home treatment to help you overcome this chronic condition.