Stop Snoring Tonight!
Do you find yourself waking after a full 8 hours of sleep, but still not feeling rested at all? Do you get constant complaints of your loud snoring from your close friends and family? While your partner might find the sound obnoxious—worse than that, snoring can actually be a sign of serious health problems like sleep apnea.
When you experience sleep apnea, your body struggles to breathe or even stops breathing altogether while you’re unconscious. Over the course of your lifetime, sleep apnea can lead to health complications as severe as cardiovascular disease.
Snoring is no fun for anyone involved.
Causes of Snoring
Because of the difficulties that can arise due to snoring, it is important to find snoring treatment. Knowing what is behind your snoring problem can make a big difference in what type of treatment you need.
There are a number of reasons snoring occurs. These include:
- Congestion: Whether due to a bad cold or allergies, clogged sinuses can inhibit breathing while you sleep.
- Poor airway position: If your head or neck is in a poor position when you fall asleep, this can distort your airflow and affect your snoring.
- Restricted airway: Your tonsils, tongue, or tissues can relax back into your throat and block your airflow.
- Frequent drinking: Extra alcohol or other sedatives, especially right before bed, can over-relax the soft tissues in your throat and increase your risk of snoring.
At our office, we can help you with a sleep test to determine the cause of your snoring. Then, we can offer you a simple snoring mouthpiece that can help you combat these problems and stop snoring. This way both you and your partner can finally rest easy!
Dangers of Snoring
Snoring is more than just an inconvenience or annoyance; if left alone, snoring can be dangerous.
Side effects can be more serious than drowsiness, irritation, and lack of concentration. Without our snoring treatment, you may experience more severe health problems such as:
- Dry mouth.
- Poor mental health.
- High blood pressure.
- Heart attack.
Plus, you are more likely to get in a car accident because you’re not getting enough proper sleep each night, which can affect your focus on the road.
While not always the case, snoring can often be a symptom of a more serious sleeping disorder: sleep apnea. If your snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, your halted breathing can cause a lack of oxygen in your blood which can lead to an irregular heartbeat and serious health complications.
How can TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana help you stop snoring so you and your partner can sleep well at night? We offer a sleep test that can pin down the cause of your snoring and help the doctor determine the best treatment for you.
Our snoring treatment includes a snoring mouthpiece that can help clear your airway and allow you to breathe easy as you sleep. Once you have your snoring mouthpiece, you can relax knowing your body can breathe better and that both you and your partner will sleep better.
If I Only Snore, Why Can’t I Just Get a Snoring Appliance?
The snoring appliance is great for treating superficial problems if your snoring does not indicate the presence of sleep apnea. However, we recommend getting a sleep test to find the root cause of your snoring, just in case you suffer from sleep apnea as well.
It’s true that not all people who snore have sleep apnea, but no one can know for sure until you take our sleep test. If left undiagnosed and untreated, sleep apnea can lead to fatal consequences.
Get Snoring Treatment From a Certified Sleep Medicine Professional
Dr. VanDyke is a Montana native and comes from a family of medical professionals. She considers treating patients with sleep problems, like snoring, her calling.
Dr. VanDyke is the only triple-boarded dentist in Montana. She also has many certifications and experiences with varied professional organizations in sleep medicine, including the following qualifications:
We Can Help You Stop Snoring With a Snoring Mouthpiece Today
Want to stop snoring? Come pay us a visit! TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana is the only clinic in Montana that is exclusively dedicated to treating sleep apnea and its symptoms, such as snoring. Our team, led by Dr. Schuyler VanDyke, is excited to help you get a better night’s sleep.
Call today to get your sleep test and snoring treatment today!