Don’t Let Snoring Ruin Your Night
Is your sleep constantly being interrupted by someone who snores? Or do you have a family member who is always on your case because you snore loudly each night? If so, you are not alone as an estimated 45 percent of adults snore. Regular snoring can be a sign that there may be a larger medical problem occurring and can also lead to sleep deprivation. Did you know that we can help you or your loved ones with their snoring so everyone can get a peaceful night’s sleep? Continue reading to learn more.
Why Do People Snore?
Many people snore when the muscles and soft tissues in the throat relax, decreasing the size of the airway. This makes it more difficult for the air to get through and when it manages to get by, the narrowed airway causes a vibration making the snoring sound you hear.
What Can Snoring Mean?
Snoring can occur occasionally such as when you have a cold, sinus infection or allergies. It can also happen after the consumption of too much alcohol or from taking sleep aids or sedatives. Frequent snoring is a warning sign that you may be experiencing sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which you stop breathing periodically during sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications.
A Simple Way to Treat Snoring
If you and your loved ones are looking for some relief from snoring, a mandibular advancement device may be the solution you need. This dental device is designed to keep the lower jaw, or mandible, in a forward position. This helps patients breathe better by increasing the space inside the airway. It can also help patients who snore on occasion due to allergies or sinus congestion.
If you or a loved one suffers from snoring or are concerned that sleep apnea may be the issue, be sure to contact our office located in Canandaigua, NY to schedule an appointment. We want to help you and your family get a better night’s sleep.