Unless the person sleeping next to you is 3ft tall and has a long white beard, there’s nothing especially cute about snoring. In fact, snoring, for the person who snores as well as for the person who has to hear it, can indicate a serious health condition.
What is snoring actually? When you fall into a deep sleep, the muscles in the roof of your mouth (soft palate), tongue and throat all relax, and can partially block your airway, causing them to vibrate when air passes over them.
What can be done about it? Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A custom-fit oral sleep appliance is worn in the mouth only while you sleep and fits like an orthodontic retainer. Basically, it helps maintain a more open airway.
The result? More airflow, less noise, better breathing. And better sleeping for you and the person next to you.
If you or your partner snores, please make an appointment to come in. I’ll discuss treatment options, and together we’ll determine if an oral appliance is the right therapy to get you back to a quiet, peaceful sleep . . . and leave the snoring to the 7 Dwarfs.