A full night’s sleep is important to recharge your body and your brain. When you don’t get enough sleep, it not only makes you grumpy, it can also cause you to be more prone to accidents and serious illness. If you wake yourself up snoring, or your loved one wakes you up nightly with a nudge for keeping them up, it’s time to talk to Dr. Mosby about how our Kingwood dental office can help you stop snoring and sleep better.
Not only does snoring disrupt your sleep, snoring can pose a serious health risk. Snoring can stem from a partially obstructed airway. With this condition, the soft tissue and muscles in your mouth and throat relax, which makes your airway shrink. If your airway becomes small enough, your soft palate and uvula begin to vibrate when you inhale and exhale, which generates the snoring sound. Some snoring can even be loud enough to damage the hearing of both you and your bed partner.
Loud, chronic snoring is often an indication of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious condition that stops your breathing for ten seconds or longer. This cuts off the flow of oxygen to the brain, and can occur hundreds of times throughout the night. The lack of oxygen can have dire consequences for some patients, including heart attack, stroke, memory loss, high blood pressure, depression, and premature death.
If you experience just a few, or most of these symptoms, it’s important to seek snoring and sleep apnea treatment at our Kingwood dentist office:
For snoring and obstructive sleep apnea relief, Dr. Mosby can fit you with a snoreguard available at our Kingwood dentist office. This oral appliance will keep your lower jaw in proper position so that your airway remains open when you sleep. Small and flexible, a snoreguard resembles an athletic mouthpiece and is easy to use. You don't have to worry about masks, hoses, or power cords with a snoreguard.
Get a good night's sleep. Contact our Kingwood office to make an appointment. Patients from around the Houston area, including Humble, Crosby, and Spring, choose Dr. Mosby as their dentist.