Nearly everyone will snore at one point or another in their life. Whether you have a bad cold or had one too many glasses of wine before bed, snoring can occur when there are any obstructions in the nasal passages or near the airway. Chronic snoring, however, means you snore more nights than not. In fact, some chronic snorers rarely go through a night without creating a rhythmic noise to announce their slumber. Here are some ways you can try to reduce snoring on your own:
These tricks can help you reduce snoring if you do not have a medical condition. However, when conservative treatments or lifestyle changes do not work, it is best to seek the advice of a medical professional.
While occasional snoring is to be expected, chronic snoring can be an indicator of some other problem. Respiratory problems like sinusitis, allergies or asthma can contribute to congestion and snoring. Chronic snoring is also a key symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, which should be treated to reduce risks for serious health problems. It is best to have the cause of chronic snoring diagnosed by your physician to eliminate possible sleep apnea or other conditions. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, treatments can be used to improve your breathing, sleep quality and snoring. Treatments that may be recommended include:
At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we proudly offer treatment for both obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring using oral appliance therapy. If you want to sleep better and snore less, contact us to learn more about our chronic snoring treatments.
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