Snoring and Dental Sleep Medicine
If your life has been less than pleasant because of your partners loud snoring, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a dental sleep medicine doctor.
Dental sleep medicine specialist explains that while loud snoring isn’t always associated with serious disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, it should be checked out, especially if the problem has gotten worse.
What Causes Snoring?
While chronic snoring is also caused by certain medications, tobacco and alcohol; it could be a sign of OSA or obstructive sleep apnea.
If you follow the Sturm & Associates Blog, you will know the association between snoring and OSA.
Some say the most common reason for snoring is blocked nasal passages, and while that may be true for some, it isn’t for others.
If the person snoring has OSA, other health issues can occur including stroke and heart attack.
Other Reasons People Snore Include:
- Family History
- Large Neck Size
- Nasal Congestion
- Sinus Infections
- Nose Growths
- Deviated Septum
- Tonsils and Adenoid Problems
Obstructed breathing can also be an issue if you have an unusually long uvula or soft palate, bulky throat tissue or poor muscle tone.
Snoring and Sleep Deprivation
One of the biggest issues snorers face is lack of sleep and sleep quality. This is hugely significant, especially over time.
Sleep is the key to good health and if you aren’t getting enough of it could cause other health issues including diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
If not treated lack of sleep could cause additional problems.
Sleep also has mental benefits. In fact, a lack of sleep makes daily life stressful and nearly impossible to cope with. Firstly, people who don’t get enough sleep are less productive. Secondly, memory loss becomes an issue.
According to your dental sleep medicine doctor in Toronto, people need about seven to 9 hours of sleep every night. Anything less than seven on a consistent basis will have repercussions.
Dental Sleep Medicine for Snoring
Dr. Judy Sturm is a dental sleep medicine doctor who treats chronic snoring. She is also able to determine if you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. If you are, oral appliance therapy and other types of non-invasive treatments are recommended for mild to moderate OSA.
Stop the Cycle
If you or your partner snores constantly, call or send a text to Sturm & Associates. Getting a diagnosis is the first step to a better night’s sleep for the entire household.
Send a direct message and schedule an appointment for a snoring consultation in Yorkville today.