You Don’t Have to Live With Snoring
A great number of Americans experience snoring every night. Sadly, they think this condition is something they just have to live with, even though it could be costing their partner hours of sleep every night and could be a sign of an underlying condition, like sleep apnea.
There are treatments available that can significantly reduce snoring, lowering its impact on your life and getting your sleep situation back on track.
What Causes Snoring?
When you sleep, your muscles relax and gravity pulls your airway closed. If your airway closes up all the way, this cuts off the air supply to your brain, a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Chronic snoring is a telling sign of sleep apnea, and all chronic snorers should be evaluated for this condition.
How to Prevent Snoring
Don’t live with the pains of snoring when easy treatments are available. The most common treatment is a mouthpiece that is similar to a mouthguard used for sports or an orthodontic retainer. This device will help reposition your jaw, opening your airway.
While drug stores offer some products and appliances, they likely won’t help your situation. Plus, using an ill-fitting dental appliance can push your teeth out of alignment. It’s best to consult a sleep dentist about your snoring issues.
Start Snoring Treatment
Dr Hamersky has more than 30 years of experience as an orthodontist, giving him well-rounded insight into treating sleep apnea. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamersky, fill out our online form.