If you have a partner who snores every night, this is not only an irritation that could prevent both of you from sleeping well at night, but can also strain your relationship and hint at an undiagnosed condition. With custom snoring treatment, we can help you sleep better and address the source of a nightly snoring habit.
Snoring can occur if you or your partner have a collapsed airway that prevents air flow from occurring properly and causes the soft palate and linings of the throat to vibrate. The occurrence of snoring is not just annoying, it can also result in serious effects when it causes poor sleep. Some of the side effects of snoring are poor concentration, irritability, fatigue, trouble with learning and retaining memory, low sex drive and depression. Poor sleep has been linked to weight gain and cardiovascular conditions such as increased blood pressure.
Many people assume that snoring can be remedied by adjusting sleep posture, and while this can certainly help, it doesn’t address the other causes of snoring, such as allergies, taking sedatives or consuming alcohol and having a small jaw. It’s important to address snoring now, as it may be linked to an undiagnosed medical condition like sleep apnea, which can cause you to suffer additional symptoms.
Custom snoring treatment can greatly improve your quality of life. Depending on your needs, we may recommend you wear a custom-made orthopedic oral appliance at night to prevent snoring or receive treatment for sleep apnea or TMJ problems.
If you or your partner struggle with snoring in Kenner, Louisiana, please call NOLA Dental Studio at 504-667-5909 today to speak with our dentist, Dr. Rebecca Blum, about your options.