Is the new year off to a rough start because your loud snoring is keeping you and your family awake all night?
Today, your friends at Northwest Dental Group want you to know when snoring is just annoying and when it’s time to take a closer look at what’s causing it so we can help!
Snoring: Noisy Nuisance Or A Serious Signal?
Once in a while, you might snore loudly because you’re especially exhausted or stressed. Other times it could be due to a night of drinking or because you’ve taken a sleep aid.
But if you’re someone who snores persistently each and every night, no matter what sort of gadgets or sleep positions you try to alleviate it, that’s when you know it’s time to take a deeper look at the underlying cause.
You may need to visit your Rochester dentist so you can be treated for obstructive sleep apnea. One of the most common red flags for sleep apnea patients is their chronic loud snoring, but there are many more signs to look for than that.
You might also:
- Feel tired all day long
- Wake up feeling like you didn’t sleep much
- Have headaches, sore throat, or dry mouth in the morning
- Get sidetracked easily or have trouble remembering things
- Gain weight for no apparent reason
- Become moody, irritable, or even depressed
Men who are overweight tend to be at the highest risk for sleep apnea, but it can actually affect anyone. Drinking and smoking can also increase your risk.
The biggest issue is that without adequate rest each night, your health can suffer some serious consequences, such as stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, and more! That’s why we encourage you to visit us soon so we can evaluate your sleep quality and determine whether or not you may need treatment.
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Solutions Made Simple
Treating sleep apnea is simpler than you might think. Many patients are surprised to find out that a CPAP machine isn’t the only solution.
Obstructive sleep apnea can be remedied by a small oral appliance, customized to fit you like a mouthguard that you wear at night. As you sleep, the device keeps your lower jaw in a slightly forward position so that your airways remain open, allowing you to breathe and sleep without disruption.
This will help you get better rest so you wake up feeling restored and ready to face the day. Improving your sleep quality will boost your mood, give you more energy, and relieve the other unpleasant symptoms of sleep apnea, including lowering your risk for the health complications associated with it.
And your spouse will appreciate that our oral appliance can also help you stop snoring so both of you get the sleep you need!
Call Us Today For An Appointment!
You shouldn’t assume that your loud nightly snoring is nothing to be concerned about, especially if you meet some of the risk factors we talked about in today’s blog, or if you’ve tried different methods to stop snoring with no success.
It could be a sign of sleep apnea, which is a serious threat to your health and your quality of life.
We can help!
Call Northwest Dental Group today at (507) 203-2332 to schedule an appointment in Rochester, MN.