Snoring Prevention Treatment
Dentist in Chesapeake
Do you snore? Snoring is not only annoying (to you and your partner), but it can be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a condition caused by obstruction near the base of the tongue. Snoring prevention treatment can help you in many more ways than just one.
The real problem with sleep apnea isn’t snoring – it’s when snoring stops. When the snoring stops, so does your breathing. In fact, OSA can cause you to stop breathing hundreds of times in one night and often for a minute or longer.
Symptoms of OSA
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Chronic Fatigue
- Morning Headache
- Impaired Memory And Judgment
- Mood Disturbance
Risks of OSA
As if chronic daytime sleepiness isn’t enough, more serious problems are associated with this disorder. Sleep apnea patients are much more likely to suffer from:
- Heart problems (heart attack, congestive heart failure, hypertension)
- A higher incidence of work related and driving related accidents
- High blood pressure
- Generalized inflammation
- Bruxing (teeth grinding)
Left untreated, Obstructive Sleep Apnea can shorten the average life span by 10 years.
Dr. Brown Can Help Stop The Snore
During sleep, your throat area relaxes, allowing these structures to collapse and obstruct airflow. Dr. Brown can prescribe and fit a custom-made oral appliance to gently prevent your airway from collapsing during relaxed sleep. Ready to get back to sleep? Talk with Dr. Brown about snoring prevention today.