Chronic snoring affects up to 45 percent of the population. Men, those who are over 40 and those who are overweight or obese tend to be affected more often than others. While snoring is not always a sign of more serious problems, it can be. Extremely loud snoring or snoring that is marked by occasional gasping or choking can be a symptom of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder.
Sleep apnea interferes with the quality and quantity of sleep that you get and can increase your risk of heart disease, obesity and depression. It can also leave you accident-prone, drowsy and irritable during the daytime. An accurate diagnosis can get you on the road to better sleep and better health. The right snoring remedies can ease your snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms and help you get better quality rest.
The right snoring remedies for your needs will be recommended based on the underlying causes of your snoring. Certain factors can worsen sleep apnea, so our dentist will evaluate your needs, take a full dental and medical history and help you explore and understand your options. Lifestyle changes may be recommended to help you improve your overall health. A custom-fit dental appliance may also be helpful. Dental appliances can help keep your airways open so that you can breathe easily while asleep, which reduces or eliminates snoring and keeps your breathing comfortable and regular all night long for better quality sleep.
Dealing with snoring is more than a social issue. Severe, chronic snoring that is associated with sleep apnea can increase your risk of serious health problems and daytime functioning. Contact our offices today to learn more about possible snoring remedies or to schedule a consultation with our expert in sleep apnea treatment in Los Angeles.