Effective Snoring Solutions
Snoring Bothers the People Around You
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.
Snore Guards: An Easy Solution for Snoring
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.
Is Your Snoring a Sign of Sleep Apnea
According to the National Sleep Foundation, about half of heavy 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes snoring?
When you sleep, the tissues in your throat relax. When air flows past these relaxed tissues, it causes an auditory vibration– snoring. Luckily, Dr. Clinton offers an oral appliance so you and your sleeping partner can get the rest you deserve.
To learn more about the benefits of an oral appliance to treat sleep apnea and snoring, schedule a consultation with Dr. Clinton by calling our Waxahachie office at (972) 737-5447. We’ll help you get to the root of your problem so you can get the restorative sleep you need.
Are there any natural ways to treat snoring?
There are a variety of ways you can treat snoring naturally, including:
- Sleep on your side
- Avoid taking sedatives before bed
- Refrain from drinking alcohol before bed
- Treat chronic allergies
- Use nasal strips
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Correct structural problems such as a deviated septum
- Get enough sleep
- Stop smoking
While the previously mentioned remedies may be helpful, a snore guard is a trusted solution to help relieve you and your partner of noisy nights. Dr. Clinton can customize a snore guard just for you, so we can comfortably treat your unique needs.