There are relatively few sounds when we are sleeping and breathing quietly. When some people are asleep, their nose, mouth, or throat sometimes narrows and as the muscles relax it can restrict or even close off their airflow temporarily.
Why you shouldn’t ignore snoring
Snoring can often be a sign of a more serious problem. If you snore, you should be evaluated to see if you have sleep apnea or other sleeping problems. It is important to understand if snoring is related to an underlying medical condition and/or could be causing other health negative effects.
Snoring often disrupts the sleep of family members and partners just as much as the person snoring. Snoring can take a toll not just on your quality of sleep but also on your relationships.
For mild cases or snoring or sleep apnea, a dental device may be recommended. These devices have been specially developed to hold the jaw and tongue to allow the air to flow more freely.
CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure is a device that is commonly used in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This device works by providing a constant air pressure to prevent airway narrowing during sleep.
Contact one of our Sleep Therapists to discuss your snoring and solutions so you can awaken your best life.