Sleep is one of the most essential things every living thing has got to do to stay alive and well. However, when some people fall asleep, they tend to snore, which can be a nuisance for people who sleep close to them. Snoring is something a lot of people have in common. It happens when the passageway of air is blocked during sleep. Although snoring is quite harmless to many people, for others, it's not quite so innocuous.
People who snore a lot have excessive daytime sleepiness, pauses in breathing, gasping or choking while asleep, trouble concentrating, and even a sore throat. Some people believe that excessive snoring can bring about sores in the mouth, but it has not yet been proven definitively.
For those who want to stop snoring, there are a few things we can do to help in that regard. First, is by using oral appliances. These are form-fitting pieces for the mouth that are specifically designed to keep your jaw, soft palate, and tongue in a way that always keeps the air passageway open so that nothing blocks it. If you choose to go in this direction, then the dental specialist must then optimize the fit so that it doesn't move about when you are asleep.
You must also consult with your sleep specialist to ensure that the device is serving its purpose. You might also choose to wear a mask over your nose and mouth as you sleep. This method is known for bringing about continuous positive airway pressure and making sure that air reaches your lungs. This way, any form of snoring and worrying about someone's breathing through the night is eliminated.
If you want to make snoring a thing of the past, then take some time and schedule an appointment with us as soon as you can. We provide top of the line oral appliances to help you take back control when you sleep. You will sleep peacefully without, making any sounds that might disturb others.