Snoring affects millions of Americans and their sleeping partners every night. When you sleep, the muscles in your throat relax. This causes the airway to become narrower than it is during the daytime, and the tissues can be looser. Every time you breathe, the air rushes past these loose tissues. The resulting vibrations create the sound we call snoring. Snoring has been linked to excess weight, lifestyle habits, and sleeping position. In some cases, it can be a symptom of a disorder called sleep apnea.
While you might not have control over how you breathe when you sleep, you do have options when it comes to managing snoring. Snore therapy can be effective to stop snoring and helping you breathe easier while you sleep. Anti-snoring mouthpieces are a comfortable, easy-to-use option. These mouthpieces work similarly to mouth guards or retainers. The oral appliance is worn at night and repositions the jaw so that the airway is widened for better airflow. Oral appliances are custom-fit for the most comfortable and effective solution for you.
A complete evaluation can help you decide if an anti-snoring mouthpiece is right for you. Call us today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our dentist.