Snoring is a Symptom of Problems You Need to Discuss with Us
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Doctor Schwei
For many years, comedians have used snoring to get laughs from the audience. While snoring and the effect it has on people is something to laugh at, it is not something to ignore. Snoring is a sign that something is not working the way it should in the body.
Because it is a warning sign that something is wrong, snoring is something you need to find out more about. A visit to our office may help you understand why you snore and can help you find a solution to the snoring.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Most people will snore at one time or another. Snoring results when your airway is blocked in some way. Congestion from an illness or allergies could cause a temporary blockage of the airway. These types of issues are usually resolved when the underlying condition is taken care of.
There are some people who snore because they suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. The two common causes of sleep apnea is the position of the jaw shifts while you sleep blocking the airway or partially blocking the airway. The second type is when the tongue or soft palate blocks the airway as you sleep. In most cases the blockage of the airway corrects itself and you continue to sleep and breathe. Clearing the blockage can result in the noises that others call snoring.
How We Help If you do suffer from sleep apnea, there is something we can do. One of the easiest is to turn to an oral appliance. These appliances are custom fitted to your teeth. They can force the jaw forward to keep it from blocking the airway or they can keep the tongue in a position that does not block the airway. The result is a better night's sleep without the snoring. These appliances are easy to use and are portable.
Contact our office to learn more today!
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