Dreaming of no more snoring?

no-more-snoring-westminster-carroll-county-mdYou snore – so what?  Snoring is a common problem. It can affect pretty well anyone, but it’s most common in men and people who are overweight. Snoring often gets worse as we age.

If you snore every once in a while, it’s not a serious problem, but, if you are a habitual snorer, your snoring could be a threat to your health, or your partner’s. Habitual snoring disrupts sleep patterns and impairs sleep quality.

Snoring treatment for habitual snorers is often needed in order for everyone to get a good night’s sleep.

What causes snoring?

When the flow of air through your mouth and nose is restricted, snoring is the result. What can hamper airflow?

Blocked nasal passages
A sinus infection, allergies, or a deformity like a deviated septum can impede airflow.

Over-relaxed throat and tongue muscles
While you sleep, your throat and tongue muscles can relax too much and collapse to the back of your throat, blocking your airway. Some things that can cause your muscles to over-relax are  deep sleep, alcohol, sleeping pills, and aging.

A bulky throat
People who are overweight or children with large tonsils and adenoids often snore.

A long soft palate or uvula
If your soft palate or uvula is long , the opening from your nose to your throat  can become too narrow causing these structures  to bump against one another and vibrate.

Sleep apnea
This serious condition prevents you from breathing properly because your throat tissues partially or completely block your airway.

Why is sleep so important

When you sleep, your heart slows itself down and the stress you have accumulated throughout your day is relieved. Your body needs time to decompress and it needs time to gather energy to face another morning. Your blood pressure drops. Your body and brain restore themselves. Healthy sleep helps you decrease the severity of age-related diseases and control illnesses such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and memory loss.

Hindered sleep can harm your heart by adding undue stress and strain on the muscle. Cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes and in extreme cases – death – have all been linked, to sleep debt. Chronic sleep loss deters your body’s ability to perform even basic metabolic functions, including regulating your hormones.

Snoring is NOT just annoying

Snoring is also often a precursor to a more severe problem, know as sleep apnea. Those affected with sleep apnea experience a blockage in their breathing airway, usually without even realizing it. This blockage can deprive you from getting oxygen throughout the night. Sleep apnea is characterized by multiple episodes of breathing cessation or inadequate breathing during sleep.

Those who suffer from sleep apnea have an increased risk of  developing high blood pressure – a major factor in the development of heart disease and stroke. The effects of sleep deprivation can also lead to other health lifestyle concerns, including depression, weight gain, poor job performance, safety risks and relationship problems. 

Snoring treatment is available

Dr. Gary Imm and his team can assess your sleep deficiencies and determine a solution and treatment plan that suits what’s ailing you. Snoring treatment will lead to not only better nights and better sleep – but an overall improved quality of life and health.

Don’t wait

The sooner you treat your snoring, the sooner you and your loved ones will get back to healthy sleep. With a combination of snoring treatment and lifestyle changes Westminster sleep dentist. Dr. Imm can help you can tame your snoring.

There are snoring devices that work effectively

stop-snoring1Do you need a device to stop your snoring?

Snoring devices, or oral appliance therapy, are snoring treatments designed to keep your airways open while you sleep.

If you are looking for a solution to your log-sawing, we have what you are looking for.

Unblocking your airways

A snoring appliance or snoring device can help eliminate your snoring altogether. It can also alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms.

The device is worn over your teeth. It stops your jaw from dropping back, to keep your airways open during the night.  Similar to a sports mouth guard, it’s used only when you go to sleep. Because it helps to increase the space in the back of your throat, it reduces the collapsing and obstruction of your throat tissue which causes your snoring, reduced airflow and sleep apnea.

The harmful and dangerous pattern of snoring and sleep apnea can be corrected by making sure your airways stay open, which can be achieved with the help of this relatively simple yet clever snoring appliance.

This sleep disorder treatment is comfortable!

man with thumbs upToday’s snoring devices have significant improvements over previous snoring appliances. For example, the lower jaw advancement is now adjustable. This increases the effectiveness of the device and makes the appliance more comfortable.

The majority of our clients that have tried a snoring appliance recommend it as a highly effective solution. They commend it both as a cure for snoring and as a solution to their sleep apnea (in mild to moderate cases).

It’s efficiency, coupled with extraordinary levels of patient acceptancehave been well documented and backed by a large body of clinical research.

Find out how a snoring device could help you

If you are dreaming of no more snoring, why not come in  to see if a snoring device will work for you. Regardless of the outcome, Westminster dentist will be able to help you discover why you are snoring so that you can find the most effective solution.

Get back to quiet, restful nights with snoring treatment from All Smiles Care. No More Snoring!