Do you snore on a regular basis? If so, this could mean negative impacts on your overall health, and could be a sign of a serious sleep disorder. To help you rest with ease and enjoy better health, our Tampa, FL, sleep center can provide relief with a custom and comfortable oral appliance solution!
Snoring and Poor Health
When you suffer from chronic snoring, this could mean you also have sleep apnea, a widespread sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing multiple times in the night, interrupting your sleep cycle. Not only does this leave you feeling exhausted the next day, but this could increase the risk of a host of major complications, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even heart attack and stroke. When you snore, you need to talk to our team about a diagnosis and if we find the presence of sleep apnea, about possible treatment options.
Other Signs of Trouble
Snoring isn’t the only sign of trouble. You may also experience episodes of waking up in the night choking or gasping for air. You could also wake with dry mouth or have headaches and migraines during the day. Irritability is common, as is trouble focusing on tasks at work or school. Don’t ignore these potential warning signs, instead talk to our team right away about a diagnosis!
In addition to oral appliance therapy, you could also help by adjusting your sleep habits. Rest on your side, not your back, and maintain a regular sleep schedule. Keep your bedroom dark and cool, and in the hours before bed avoid excessive alcohol, caffeine, large meals, or vigorous exercise. These changes can help you rest easier!
Oral Appliance Therapy
An oral appliance is a device that looks similar to a mouthguard, but is custom-fitted for your smile. The device is easy to use, clean, and store and is worn as you rest at night. Once in place, this moves your jaw and tongue to keep airways from being obstructed, so you rest without interruption and avoid snoring and other symptoms of sleep apnea. You feel more rested and alert, and enjoy a better quality of life.
If you have any questions about how our team diagnoses and treats issues like snoring and sleep apnea, then contact our office today. We want to make sure that you and your family enjoy a goodnight’s rest and optimal quality of life!
Speak With Your Tampa, FL Treatment Office About Our Treatments
You and your significant other deserve a good night’s rest, so don’t live with the signs of sleep apnea, seek help for your snoring today! If you would like to learn more about putting a stop to your chronic snores, call our Tampa, FL treatment office today at (813) 640-4086.