WIth 25% of adults snoring frequently, it’s no wonder many people (and their sleep partners!) are walking around fatigued every day. Juliet Bulnes-Newton, DMD, at Sleep Better Tampa in Florida, diagnoses and offers snoring solutions to treat the underlying cause of the snoring. If you’re tired of your partner leaving the room because you’re snoring too loud, give the office a call or schedule an appointment online to find a solution to your snoring.
You snore when something restricts your airflow when you sleep. When the air pushes through the obstructed area of your throat or nose, the soft tissues in your throat, nose, and mouth bump into each other and vibrate, causing a rattling sound. Snoring is commonly caused by sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop breathing for short periods when you’re asleep.
Long-term snoring increases your risk for health complications like heart attacks, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and high blood pressure. Snoring solutions help reduce your risk for health complications, improve the quality of your sleep, and help decrease the disruption to your partner’s sleep.
Almost everyone snores once in a while, from infants to toddlers to children and adults. But some people have an increased risk of snoring, including:
Occasional snoring caused by the common cold or occasional alcohol use isn’t overly concerning, but if you snore regularly, you may have sleep apnea. You should seek snoring solutions to address the problem and prevent health complications like:
The lack of sleep experienced due to sleep apnea also contributes to fatigue and difficulty concentrating, which can negatively affect your performance at school or work.
Dr. Bulnes-Newton may recommend treatment options to keep your airways open while you sleep. Common snoring solutions include:
If your loud snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, you may require a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to ensure you get enough oxygen while you sleep. Call Sleep Better Tampa or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment and learn more about snoring solutions so you can improve your sleep.