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Is Snoring Keeping Your Partner Awake?
Have you been told your snoring is loud? Snoring is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. In addition to disturbing the people around you, heavy snoring can also be an indication of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder where the patient has difficulty breathing either due to an obstruction in the throat, a neurological issue, or a combination of both. As a result, your body jolts you awake so that you can breathe properly. This interruption can happen anywhere between five and thirty or more times an hour. Snoring is an incredibly common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea where the muscles overrelax, causing the airway to be blocked.
Even if you think your snoring isn’t severe, Dr. White may recommend a sleep study if he notices symptoms of sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can result in a multitude of health problems not only for you but also for your bed partner. Every patient deserves to sleep soundly at night, and we’re here to help.
How Snoring Affects Your Life
Have you been told your snoring is loud? Snoring is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. In addition to disturbing the people around you, heavy snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnea. It’s important to know how snoring affects people.
Snoring is a condition that often causes patients and those closest to them to wake up during the night. This results in a lack of sleep and feeling tired in the morning. Not getting enough sleep can make you less alert during everyday activities such as work and social interactions.
Your relationship can also be affected by snoring. When one person in a relationship or marriage snores, it can make the other person miss out on essential sleep and feel tired the next day. Over time, this causes resentment, damages intimacy, and leads to conflict.
Snore Guards: Convenient, Affordable & Comfortable
Snoring and sleep apnea can both be treated with an oral appliance, also known as a snore guard. After evaluating your condition, Dr. Sage White will use our advanced technology to provide you with a custom-fitted snore guard. The device treats snoring by allowing air to flow more freely throughout the airway, which includes your mouth, throat, and nasal passage.
An oral appliance prevents snoring so you can sleep peacefully, protecting your health and your relationship.
I Snore – Should I Get a Sleep Study?
Even if you think your snoring isn’t severe, it could be a symptom of sleep apnea. Dr. White may recommend a sleep study if he notices symptoms of sleep apnea. Every patient deserves to sleep soundly at night, and we’re here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are snoring and sleep apnea related?
While snoring is one of the most noticeable symptoms of sleep apnea, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. If you snore, we recommend taking a sleep test to make sure your snoring isn’t a sign of sleep apnea.
Even if you don’t have sleep apnea, our Cedar City sleep dentist can help relieve your snoring with a convenient oral appliance. Snoring can affect your relationship with your partner and drive them to seek a different place to sleep, so it’s crucial to get treatment as soon as you can.
Can snoring be stopped?
Yes! Many patients are able to stop their snoring with the help of treatment. Our convenient oral appliances move your jaw forward while you sleep to keep your airway open, allowing you to sleep silently. There are also some healthy lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your snoring.
Some of these lifestyle changes include losing weight, stopping the use of sedatives before bed, and quitting smoking. We recommend making these changes with the guidance of a professional and also alongside other snoring treatments.
Get Relief For Your Snoring
Chronic snoring can negatively affect both you and your partner. Without treatment, symptoms can lead to health complications and put strains on your interpersonal relationships. Contact our Southern Utah Sleep & TMJ Center office at (435) 267-0486 to learn more about our innovative treatments for snoring. You can also fill out our contact form below, and we’ll get back to you right away.