Snoring can be a cause of serious strife in a relationship. If you’ve ever been kept awake by a snorer, you know the frustration of being unable to drift off to sleep. If you are the snorer, you know the feeling of being shaken awake and have felt the irritation directed at you over something that you can’t control. Before any more tension descends upon your relationship, consider visiting Dr. Deborha Staten. She can successfully stop your snoring and explains exactly how it is done below.
The Treatment Process for Snoring
Snoring is actually caused by an airway problem. The saw-like sounds that rend the night air stem from the vibration of the throat’s tissues. These tissues become relaxed as a person drifts off to sleep and are sometimes pulled into the airway by gravity, where they vibrate as air flows past them. If a sleeper is on his or her stomach or side, the airway is less likely to be obstructed because gravity is unable to pull the tissues down into the airway. Thus, rolling snorer over can actually relieve symptoms, temporarily at least.
But a temporary fix is not good enough when rest and sometimes even sanity is on the line. Treatment must be effective and long-lasting. Thankfully Dr. Staten offers treatment that can help you or your spouse stop snoring throughout the entire night. This treatment typically involves the use of an oral appliance, worn by the snorer at night. Often called a sleep guard, this appliance repositions the jaw, pushing the lower jaw forward so that the airway remains clear throughout the night. An open airway means no vibrating tissues, which means better sleep for everyone involved.
Schedule a Visit Today
Is snoring a source of conflict in your relationship? Dr. Staten can help you or your spouse stop snoring and achieve better rest. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment or a consultation by calling 702-736-7979.