Having a partner with a snoring problem can be more than just an irritation. Over time, it can seriously strain a relationship. Before you consider sleeping out on the lawn, let us help your partner (and you) sleep better with snoring treatment.
Snoring happens when the airway collapses, restricting the flow of air and causing the vibration of the soft palate and sides of the throat. Aside from simply being annoying to others, snoring can have some serious effects caused by poor sleep. These include fatigue and irritability, difficulty concentrating and learning, memory loss, anxiety and/or depression, and a reduced sex drive. Poor sleep is also linked to problems with weight control, increased blood pressure, and other cardiovascular issues.
Many people think that sleeping posture is the only cause of snoring. While this is a factor, other causes are at play. Snoring can be caused by allergies, use of sedatives or alcohol, and having a small, retruded jaw. It is not typically a sign of any serious medical disorder, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously. It can be a sign of undiagnosed sleep apnea, which comes with its own set of problems and considerations.
Treating snoring can dramatically improve the quality of your life. The use of custom orthopedic oral appliances is highly successful in eliminating snoring, as well as treating other symptoms of sleep apnea and TMJ disorders.
If you or your partner suffer from snoring, please call [practice_name] today to learn more about what can be done help you sleep easy.