Are you struggling with snoring? Do you have a partner that keeps you awake at night with their snoring? Many of us have experienced the troubles that snoring brings.
Learn more about how to stop snoring by visiting with our certified dental professionals. We offer solutions for your snoring and sleep apnea needs. Call us today!
Tips to Stop Snoring in Order from Most Effective to Least Effective
Here are the top 10 best ways you can use to stop snoring immediately.
- NightLase: NightLase is a laser snoring and sleep apnea therapy, and is a simple and effective nonsurgical procedure. This laser will open your airway by gently tightening and shrinking the soft palate in your mouth.
- Anti-Snoring Sleep Apnea Devices or Appliances: These devices are custom-made and fitted to your mouth by our dental professionals. Our certified dentists will build you a custom sleep appliance to help combat sleep apnea and snoring.
- Invisalign® Orthodontics: Snoring and sleep apnea can be a result of misalignment in your mouth. Invisalign can not only help change the way you smile by aligning your teeth, but it can open your airway permanently to provide better airflow.
- Explore Surgical Options: For some patients with more serious snoring issues, sleep apnea and snoring surgery treatments may be necessary to get the results and help you need. A surgeon can change the structure of your nasal passages to allow better airflow.
- Using a CPAP Machine: A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) helps you breathe easily at night by supplying air pressure through a sleep apnea mask to your mouth.
- Sleep On Your Side: When you sleep on your back, your airway can collapse and close off. Sleeping on your side allows for better airflow and breathing while you sleep.
- Change Your Daily Life Habits: If you want to breathe better at night, you might need to change a few daily life habits.
- Get enough water during the day
- Avoid alcohol at least 2 hours before bedtime
- Stop taking sedatives
- Stop Smoking
- Lose weight
- Treat Your Chronic Allergies: Allergies can cause a stuffy nose and difficulty breathing at night. Try using a decongestant if you have persistent allergies to help open your sinuses.
- Use Nasal Strips or a Nasal Dilator: Nasal congestion can be a reason you snore. If you are a light snorer, try a stick-on nasal strip or nasal dilator to open up your nasal passages at night.
- Use Sleep Apnea Pillows: Sleep apnea pillows are known to help you breathe more easily while you sleep. They provide 4 inches of head elevation to diminish snoring and keep your upper airway open.
Do you have more questions about snoring and sleep apnea? Give our office a call today to meet with one of our skilled sleep apnea dentists!
Why Should I Try to Prevent Snoring?
While snoring can be annoying, there are also several negative side effects to snoring. It is important to familiarize yourself with the side effects of snoring as well as the health risks associated with it.
- Gasping and Choking: If breathing interruptions during sleep last more than 10 seconds you could be experiencing sleep apnea and negative effects on your health.
- Daytime Sleepiness: If you are not getting proper sleep, your ability to focus during the day could result in dire consequences involving injury while driving.
- Chronic Headaches: Headaches are more often than not a possible side effect of snoring. They can be uncomfortable and cause difficulty focusing during the day.
- Heart Disease: Studies have shown that people who chronically snore are twice as likely to have heart disease than people who don’t.
- Stroke: Snoring has been linked to a narrowing of the neck arteries which in turn increases your chances of having a stroke.
- Mental Health Issues: Not all side effects are physical. Lack of sleep and sleep disturbances can increase the likelihood that someone will experience depression or anxiety.
Ready to Really Sleep Soundly Again? Give Us a Call!
If you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea or snoring, don’t hesitate to get treatment right away! At Reflections Dental Spa we can help diagnose and treat those difficult sleep problems. Call us to schedule your snoring and sleep apnea appointment today.