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Snoring Treatment

Snoring is more than just annoying.

The non-silent disruptor of relationships can be telling you much more about your health.

 

Snoring is a sound that occurs during sleep when soft tissue in the upper airway vibrates as you breathe. Snoring is not natural and unless you are suffering from a cold or congestion, you should breathe effortlessly when you are awake or asleep. Yet night after night, 1 in 3 adults snore on a regular basis and up to 50% snore occasionally. This comes out to 80 million regularly snoring adults in the United States. Did you know that  59% of people report that their partner snores in bed to a level of their own sleep interruption? In addition, 23% of couples sleep in separate beds, a trend increasingly dubbed “sleep divorce”. Snoring cannot only be a destructive force in a relationship but a sign of much greater health issues that are going on.

 

 

 Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but everyone who has sleep apnea snores.

 

 

Treating snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)

 

Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring as well as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  An oral appliance is worn in the mouth only while you sleep and fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances support your jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Many patients consider an oral appliance to be more comfortable to wear and convenient than a CPAP device. Oral appliances also are small, adjustable, affordable, portable and easy to care for.

 

Snoring is not sexy and can be a real message from your body that there is more at risk than just your relationship!

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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(256) 234-6353

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