During hotel stays, do your loved ones frequently whine about your loud snoring? What about when you stay at family members’ homes, such as over the busy holiday season? Are you sequestered to a basement or home office, because, otherwise, your snoring will wake up those nearby? Many people don’t realize that snoring can be a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition marked by lapses in breathing during the night. This can cause people to gasp for breath, and often, to snore loudly in an effort to breathe. Fortunately, many dentists can help address sleep apnea, and some other sleeping issues, with minimally invasive treatment, so everyone in your house can enjoy silent nights, once again!
Loud Snoring Causing Loved Ones to Complain?
If you are ready to address your loud snoring, and the potential side effects sleeping disorders can create, such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability and even depression, why not talk to your dentist?
Many dentists can help address OSA through the use of a minimally invasive sleep appliance, similar to a mouthguard. This device helps to keep the soft tissues clear of the airway, throughout the night, allowing for more restful – and silent – nights of sleep.
Teeth Grinding Can Create a Host of Problems
In the case of subconscious teeth grinding, known as bruxism, oral appliances can also help, by making grinding the teeth impossible, even as one sleeps. This can help to prevent further wear on the teeth, and can also lessen the sensitivity regular teeth grinding can create.