Do You Snore? It May Be a Sign of Sleep Apnea

Are You Aware of Your Nighttime Nuisance?

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As you drift off into a deep sleep, do you ever notice yourself begin to snore loudly? Snoring is an extremely common nuisance that affects nearly 90 million Americans, which is why it‘s become such a norm today.

Although snoring may be a simple bother to your sleep partner or it might just startle you in the midst of the night, it actually can be a sign of a detrimental sleep disorder-- sleep apnea. Nearly 75% of people who snore have obstructive sleep apnea which will repeatedly interrupt your breathing pattern throughout the night and can lead to life-threatening health risks.

Ignoring your snoring can eventually cause marital problems and even lead to depression. Becoming aware of sleep apnea and learning about the symptoms to look out for such as excessive fatigue, mood swings, and gasping for air at night can help guide you toward finding the right solution for your disorder.

 

Comfortable Treatments for Snoring

At Elevate Dental Wellness, our team wants to ensure you find proper relief for your snoring so you can reduce the risk of sleep apnea and sleep soundly through the night. We can offer a variety of remedies to help you attain a good night’s sleep while also helping eliminate the loud disturbance that affects your health and your partner’s well-being.

Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach may suggest a number of holistic approaches and lifestyle changes to help alleviate your snoring such as:

  • Changing your sleep position
  • Losing weight and following a balanced diet
  • Avoiding alcohol and sleep sedatives
  • Clearing out your nasal passages with aromatherapy or nasal strips
  • Staying hydrated daily

Additionally, for a more effective solution, we may provide you with a snore guard that’s made just for you. Each oral appliance is worn at night and fits precisely to your teeth, offering comfortable, instant relief for your snoring.

Take a Sleep Study to Find Out if You Have Sleep Apnea

If you’re aware of your raucous snoring, we recommend that you seek a sleep study in case it’s more than just a nightly burden. Participating in a sleep study will help you discover your possible sleep disorder or it can simply allow you to find proper relief for your snoring.

Whether it’s sleep apnea or snoring, our team at Elevate Dental Wellness in Basalt, CO can help mitigate your symptoms. Call our office today at 970-279-5647 if you have any questions about sleep apnea or if you need help finding a certified doctor to conduct a sleep study.