Snoring impacts 30% of individuals in the United States and 73% of people who are kept awake at night with somebody who snores. Because snoring is so widespread, we often brush it off as an unavoidable part of life, but it doesn’t have to be. Breathe better at night with McElroy Smiles By Design snoring treatment near Carlsbad, CA.
Unfortunately, snoring can be a troublesome problem. Snoring is harmful because it limits oxygen to your brain and body during sleep. It is similar to breathing through a straw that has a little bit of water in it (so it makes that slurping sound) all day.
Research shows that bedmates of people who snore receive as little restorative sleep as the snorer. Snoring can produce nearly 80 decibels of sound – meaning that a bed partner’s snores are noisier than trying to get a good night’s sleep while strapped to a hand-held vacuum cleaner. According to recent research by the Mayo Clinic and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, people who sleep with a chronic snorer have higher pain and levels of fatigue, are more likely to fall asleep while driving, and could have hearing loss in certain frequency ranges.
One solution available to those who snore loudly is an oral appliance, similar to an athletic mouth guard, offered here at our McElroy Smiles By Design dental office. The appliance inhibits the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues at the rear of the throat, which keeps the air passage open during sleep, so your body can receive enough oxygen for you to sleep soundly.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now considers dental appliances a first-line treatment for snoring and moderate sleep apnea. They recommend oral appliance therapy for patients with severe sleep apnea who cannot tolerate CPAP or who are traveling where there is no access to power. Over 95% of patients are satisfied with the level of improvement with their snoring when assessed and treated correctly with dental sleep appliances.
If you or a loved one are suffering from snoring, call 760.621.7303 to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist for snoring treatment. With Smiles By Design, you can easily restore yourself to a full night’s sleep! To learn about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam, click here. We look forward to meeting you!
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