Snoring isn’t just a nuisance for your partner – it could be the sign of obstructive sleep apnea that can diminish your sleep quality and overall quality of life. At California Dental Sleep Solutions in San Jose, California, experienced sleep apnea dentist Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, offers holistic solutions to reduce snoring, help you breathe easier, and give you and your partner a better night’s sleep. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more.
Snoring is a hoarse sound that happens during sleep when air flows past lax tissues in your throat, causing tissue vibration when you breathe.
Many people snore every so often, but chronic or loud snoring can indicate you have obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder associated with numerous unpleasant symptoms. Treatment at California Dental Sleep Solutions can offer you relief.
Symptoms that can indicate sleep apnea, a common cause of snoring, include:
If you wake up gasping for air or your partner reports loud snoring at night, see Dr. Martinez for an evaluation to find out if you’re a good candidate for sleep apnea treatment.
Dr. Martinez works with your existing physician, or connects you with a physician specialist for diagnosis and treatment. Based on the physician’s recommendation to furnish an oral appliance, Dr. Martinez will take all of the dental steps to furnish your appliance.
To reduce or eliminate snoring and optimize sleep quality, Dr. Martinez might recommend:
Making certain lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of snoring. Examples include weight loss if you’re overweight, not sleeping on your back, treating nasal congestion, and avoiding alcohol before bed.
Wearing a custom-fit oral appliance when you sleep can reposition your jaw and tongue to keep your airway open and reduce or eliminate snoring.
Using a CPAP machine or mask that directs pressurized air from a pump to open your airway during sleep can reduce snoring and help you breathe easier.
Don’t live with loud snoring if it diminishes your or your partner's sleep quality. Schedule an appointment with California Dental Sleep Solutions over the phone or online for relief today.