If you suffer from chronic snoring, this could not only impact how well you sleep, but could also prevent your significant other from resting easily too. Don’t let your snoring prevent you and your partner from feeling rested and alert at night. Our team of helpful local sleep science professionals in Wheaton, IL, can offer a diagnosis and a non-CPAP solution to help you rest!
The Causes of Your Snore
Why do we snore at night? The loud sound is created from the vibration of soft tissues in your throat, which have partially blocked airflow. As air is forced through when you breathe, this creates the sound that keeps you from deep sleep and keeps your significant other awake too. When your partner reports chronic snoring, don’t ignore this to rely on simple store-bought solutions. Instead, contact our team for a consultation. We will talk about your sleep habits and look at possible underlying factors. We also conduct a detailed examination with advanced imaging technology. With this information, we can discover if there is a sleep apnea link, and of course, find the right treatment option.
The Possible Connection to Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that occurs when soft tissues in the throat and the back of your mouth collapse and cut off airflow. You stop breathing completely, and this interrupts your sleep cycle as the brain wakes you to resume breathing. This could happen hundreds of times a night, and you may not remember it. But your significant other will likely recall the many times you choke, gasp for air, or make noises as you resume breathing. Not to mention chronic snoring, which is often the first warning sign of sleep apnea. You could also have issues with irritability, short term memory, and daytime exhaustion.
A Non-CPAP Solution
When these issues occur, you need to find a solution. A CPAP machine is a common solution, and involves wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, which is connected to a machine via a plastic hose. This is often a loud and cumbersome device, which is why we’re proud to offer a non-CPAP alternative with an oral appliance. The oral splint will look and fit like a mouthguard, and is worn as you sleep at night. The device keeps airways open by repositioning your jaw and tongue, so you rest without interruption and feel rested the next day. Your special someone can also rest easily, too!
If you have any questions about diagnosing and treating issues like snoring and sleep apnea, then contact our team today.
Let Wheaton Dental Sleep Center Help You Rest!
Our team wants to help you and your significant other rest without complication again. To learn more about enjoying a good night’s rest again, give us a call at Wheaton Dental Sleep Center at (630)665-5555.