Snoring Solutions and Treatment

Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea but can also occur due to other factors such as nasal congestion, obesity, or anatomical abnormalities. We understand the disruptive effects of snoring on your sleep quality and overall well-being. Snoring does not only effect you, but can also effect your bed partner. Your snoring can take away from your loved one’s restorative sleep due to the constant noise and sometimes will even result in no longer sharing a bed together. At Better Sleep Missouri we offer effective snoring solutions and treatments to help you and your bed partner enjoy more restful nights.

We specialize in providing personalized snoring and sleep apnea treatments. Our most common snoring treatment is oral appliance therapy. We will provide you with a custom-made oral appliance, which you wear only while you sleep. We will make certain that your custom snoring appliance fits effectively and comfortably to minimize snoring and allow you to sleep peacefully.

Learn more about snoring solutions and treatment.

Why Snoring Happens

Snoring is a common issue that affects many people during sleep. It occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is partially obstructed, causing the tissues in the airway to vibrate. Several factors can contribute to snoring:

 

Relaxation of throat muscles:
During sleep, the muscles in the throat and tongue relax, which can cause them to narrow and partially block the airway.
Obstructed nasal passages:
Conditions like chronic congestion, deviated septum, or nasal polyps can restrict the airflow through the nose, leading to mouth breathing and snoring.
Obesity:
Excess weight can contribute to snoring as it can lead to the accumulation of fatty tissues around the throat, narrowing the airway.
Alcohol and sedatives:
Consuming alcohol or taking sedative medications before sleep can relax the throat muscles excessively, increasing the likelihood of snoring.
Sleep position:
Sleeping on your back can allow the tongue and soft tissues to collapse backward, obstructing the airway and causing snoring.

Snoring Treatment

There are a number of ways that you can treat snoring. However, the right treatment will depend on factors specific to you. Treatment options for snoring may include:

Oral Appliance Therapy:
Custom-fitted oral appliances can help reduce snoring by repositioning the jaw or tongue, promoting optimal airflow during sleep. These appliances are comfortable to wear and can significantly improve snoring symptoms.
Lifestyle Modifications:

Making certain lifestyle changes can also help alleviate snoring. This may include maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bedtime, establishing a regular sleep routine, and sleeping in a side position.

Nasal Devices:

Nasal dilators or strips can help improve nasal airflow by keeping the nasal passages open. These devices are placed on the outside of the nose and can be beneficial for individuals with snoring caused by nasal congestion or blockage.

Positional Therapy:

Some individuals experience snoring primarily when sleeping on their back. Positional therapy involves using devices or techniques to encourage side sleeping, reducing snoring episodes.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Alternatives:

For individuals who cannot tolerate CPAP machines, we offer alternative treatments such as oral appliances that provide effective snoring relief without the need for a mask or machine.

By addressing the underlying causes of snoring, our treatment approaches aim to not only reduce snoring but also improve sleep quality and overall health. Our knowledgeable team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that suits your unique needs and preferences.

FAQS

Are there snoring remedies that work?

Yes, there are snoring remedies that can be effective in reducing or eliminating snoring. The right remedy for you will depend on the underlying cause of your snoring. Some common snoring remedies include lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bed, and sleeping on your side. Nasal strips or dilators can help improve nasal airflow, while anti-snoring pillows and positional therapy devices can help encourage better sleep positions. Additionally, oral appliances, such as mandibular advancement devices (MADs), can be highly effective in treating snoring by repositioning the jaw and tongue to keep the airway open during sleep. Consulting with a sleep specialist can help you determine the most suitable snoring remedy based on your specific needs.

Your Snoring Could Be Affecting Your Health Too

Loud snoring often indicates the presence of sleep apnea, a condition in which patients stop breathing for brief periods throughout the night. These episodes reduce the amount of oxygen available to the body, which increases inflammation and contributes to health problems. Evidence suggests that sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiac problems and stroke, in addition to causing fatigue that can also present hazards for patients. So, snoring isn’t just keeping your bed partner up at night. It’s causing problems for your body as well.

If you are struggling with snoring and looking for an effective solution, contact Better Sleep Missouri today. Our experienced team will evaluate your specific needs and recommend the most suitable oral device therapy to help you achieve better sleep and a quieter night for you and your partner.

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