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Snoring Solutions

Dental Sleep Medicine & Dental Sleep Medicine located in Tampa, FL

Snoring Solutions

Snoring Solutions services offered in Tampa, FL


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.

Snoring Solutions Q&A


Why should I worry about snoring solutions?

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.

Who is most likely to need snoring solutions?

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:

 

  • Older adults
  • Men
  • Pregnant women
  • People who drink alcohol or take sedatives
  • Individuals with a deviated septum (displaced cartilage in the nose)
  • People with a family history of snoring
  • People with allergies
  • Having a cold
  • People who are obese, overweight, or have a large neck circumference

 

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:

 

  • Decreased blood oxygen levels
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure

 

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.

What snoring solutions are available?

Dr. Bulnes-Newton may recommend treatment options to keep your airways open while you sleep. Common snoring solutions include:

 

  • Avoiding alcohol before bed
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Treating allergies and nasal congestion
  • Nasal strips to open nasal passages
  • Mouthguards or oral appliances

 

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.

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