While snoring is a common problem for many people, it can also be a major sign of other complications that can affect your health. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping. Snoring which not only affects the quality of sleep that the snoring person gets, also their loved ones, such as spouses, children, and other family members. Luckily, there is a way to treat chronic snoring.
What Causes Snoring?
If your snoring, you are NOT SLEEPING WELL. Snoring can be the result of several different things. Typically, snoring is caused by the relaxing of the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth, making the airway passage smaller. The decrease in space through the airway makes it harder for each breath to get through, and when it does get through the airway passage, it moves over the soft tissues in the mouth and throat, causing a vibration that results in the snoring sound. Other causes of snoring may include:
Excess body weight-BMI over 25 which is the biggest factor with Sleep Apnea
Alcohol consumption- relaxes muscles more in the mouth and throat
Certain sleep aides or sedatives-relaxes muscles similar to alcohol.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
How Can Your Dentist Help?
It’s certainly possible that Dr. J.C. Duncan can help with snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. J.C. Duncan has helped many people throughout Huntersville, NC who suffer from snoring or sleep apnea with custom-fit MAD devices that help shift the position of the jaw and reduce the vibration of the tissue that causes snoring. Snoring is no joke to the people it affects. While loud disruptive snoring is annoying to all affected to say the least, loud habitual snoring may signal a potentially life threatening disorder: obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.
To learn more about a mandibular advancement device( MAD) , contact the office of J.C. Duncan DDS FAGD and schedule an appointment and consultation. A better night’s sleep starts here!
Call the offices of J.C. Duncan DDS, FAGD located in Huntersville, NC for more details on how to stop the night time snoring.
J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry
103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: (704) 266-1486
Fax: (704) 948-1969
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