Effective Snoring Solutions
Dr. Clinton in Waxahachie, TX
Heavy snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, but not all snorers suffer from sleep apnea. Snoring can still disrupt your life, however. Fortunately, Dr. Scott Clinton has effective solutions for both snoring and sleep apnea.
Many people don’t realize it, but snoring can lead to serious consequences, especially for the people closest to you. In fact, 57 percent of snorers report that it bothers those around them.
Loud snoring can be particularly disturbing to your spouse or sleep partner. Snoring often interferes with your partner’s ability to get a good night’s sleep, making it a common source of tension in relationships.
Because snoring can disrupt your partner’s sleep, sharing a bed with a heavy snorer can cause many of the same symptoms as sleep apnea, including anxiety, depression, and weight gain as well as increased vulnerability to stokes, hypertension, and diabetes. Snoring often causes partners to sleep separately, and this can damage intimacy in a relationship.
A snore guard is an oral appliance that’s made to fit comfortably in your mouth. There are many types of snore guards, but they’re all designed to allow the people around you to sleep peacefully.
Snore guards work in two different ways — by holding the tongue in place so it won’t collapse back into the airway and/or by shifting the jaw slightly forward to keep the airway open. We feature several different models, so Dr. Clinton will recommend the snore guard that’s right for your situation.
A snore guard is the perfect way to bring peace and comfort to the people around you.
According to WebMD, 75 percent of snorers also suffer from sleep apnea. This is a serious medical condition that causes the patient to stop breathing several times each night while they’re sleeping. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include feeling tired and irritable during the day, a diminished libido, and making loud gasping noises while you sleep.
Sleep apnea can have a devastating impact on your health, so it’s really important to find out if your heavy snoring is a symptom of a sleep disorder. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to determine if you have sleep apnea called a sleep test, which is an overnight diagnostic study. If Dr. Clinton notices signs of sleep apnea, he’ll arrange for you to take a sleep test.