Some people think that snoring can normally happen to people who are tired before sleeping. Yes, it can be a contributing factor, but there is a much broader explanation for that.
Snoring occurs when the tissues in the mouth contracts which narrows the airway passage. If this condition is not given immediate treatment, it can cause serious dental problems such as oral complications and illnesses such as stroke, high blood, and heart attack. Here at Blue Ridge Family Dental, we help our patient treat snoring through undergoing several remedies and procedure.
Causes of Snoring
- Blocked nasal airways
- Relaxed throat and tongue muscles
- Large throat tissue
- Contraction of long soft palate tissues
- Sleep deprivation
- Symptoms of Snoring
- Breathing pauses during sleep
- Increased daytime sleepiness
- A morning headache
- Choking while sleeping
- High blood pressure
- Chest pain
- Difficulty in concentrating
Snoring can also be a social problem and might be a problem if the patient has a bed partner.
Snoring Treatment and Remedies
Snoring can be treated and controlled by:
- Change Sleeping Position
Lying with your back allows soft palate and tongue collapse which causes vibration and produces snoring sound.
- Lose Weight
Having too much weight changes the airway passage structure that increases the risk of snoring.
- Practice Good Sleeping Hygiene
Getting enough sleep is a great way to treat snoring. Having sleep deprivation can cause throat relaxation and airway blockage.
- Keep Nasal Passages Open
It enables the air to move freely and prevents tissue from contraction.
- Avoid Alcohol
High alcohol intake causes the throat to relax and decreases the natural defense of airway blockage.
- Change Pillows Regularly
Dust on pillows can cause allergy and increases the risk of snoring.
Treating snoring is essential to prevent further health issues and establish a healthy relationship with your bed partner. If you have problems with snoring, talk it out with your dentist and follow recommendations and treatment.
If you’re suffering from snoring, book your appointment immediately at (707) 345-1137. We offer Snoring Treatment in Vacaville to help you get a good night’s sleep. You can also visit us at Blue Ridge Family Dental, 292 Alamo Drive, Ste. 5, Vacaville, CA 95688.