As a premier dental practice that offers comprehensive dental care to the residents of Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, Southpoint Quality Dental provides snoring therapy to help our patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, snoring therapy can help you sleep more soundly at night by helping you breathe more fully. By wearing a special orthodontic appliance at night that opens your airways, you can breathe more fully and get a good night’s sleep.
While you work with your physician to treat what is causing your snoring, we can work with you to keep your airways open at night. When your body receives the right amount of oxygen during sleep, you will feel more rested during the daytime hours.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring happens when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. This area is the collapsible part of the airway where the tongue and throat meet the soft palate and uvula. The familiar sound of snoring occurs when these structures touch each other and vibrate during breathing.
Some Of The Common Causes Of Snoring Include:
Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Of the approximate 90 million Americans who snore, as many as half of those may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition in which your breathing is obstructed, causing you to wake up in order to start breathing again. Regular snoring does not typically awaken you. But if you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may be waking up several times at night gasping for air. If you share your sleeping space with someone, you may be told that you are making choking sounds when you snore.
If you suspect that you may have sleep apnea, it is important to see a physician right away. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to many serious health problems including high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.
Fredericksburg & Stafford Snoring Therapy
If you would to put an end to your snoring problems, we encourage you to contact us today at 540-710-1088 to schedule an appointment time. We can help you breathe easier at night so you can sleep more soundly for an improved quality of life. With two dental offices in Fredericksburg and Stafford, we make it convenient to get the help you need.