Most people have irritating habits. If you are married, you have probably annoyed your spouse a time or to, especially if that habit happens when you are sleeping. Many marriage partners struggle to sleep while their spouses happily snore away right next to them. Surprisingly, there can be a dental fix to the issue of snoring.
When you sleep, a partial obstruction of the airway can cause snoring. Most often, snoring occurs when lying on your back. The blockage can be caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids or by a collapse of the soft tissues in your throat. The interrupted air flow induces a rattling noise, unknown to the snorer but annoying to others in the same room. Generally, snoring is harmless. However, if you stop breathing briefly, off and on, during the night, then you may have a more serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). With OSA, the entire airway becomes blocked through a complete collapse of the throat. Serious potential effects of untreated OSA could include heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure.
Snoring and Spouses
Spouses with snoring partners become frustrated and irritable when they lose sleep due to snoring. They may or may not be able to stop their loved one from snoring temporarily, but it usually feels like a losing battle. Some partners choose to sleep in separate rooms. Research has shown that when a spouse’s quality of sleep is diminished, tension in the marriage is often greater. If your mate is at their wit’s end with your snoring, consult with your dentist and/or general physician. An effective option today is a sleep apnea oral appliance which keeps your tissues from collapsing while you slumber.
Sleep Apnea Help from Moreno Valley Dentists
Visit your dentists in Moreno Valley if you have concerns regarding any of your comprehensive dentistry needs. We can also help with any of your general dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment at our 92533 dentist office contacting us at (951) 697-6800. Located in the 92533 area, we proudly serve patients from Moreno Valley and all surrounding communities.