While snoring could happen occasionally for a lot of people, when you snore on a nightly basis this could mean serious trouble. In fact, snoring is often a warning sign of obstructed airways and sleep apnea, and lack of care could strain your health. We’ve also seen the impact chronic snoring could have on relationships as well. Fortunately, Sleep Well Houston is ready to help!
Snoring as a Sign of Sleep Apnea
Snoring occurs when the air passages are partially blocked by soft tissues. As we breathe, the air vibrates these soft tissues and creates a loud sound. With obstructive sleep apnea, these same air passages become blocked completely by these tissues multiple times in the night. Your sleep cycle becomes interrupted, leading to difficulties staying alert during the day.
People who suffer from nightly snoring and sleep apnea may eventually develop other complications, including:
- High blood pressure and heart disease
- Moodiness and depression
- Heart attack and stroke
- Type 2 diabetes
If your significant other has complained about your snoring in the past, or if you experience daytime drowsiness and moodiness, or interruptions in the night struggling to breathe properly, then please let us know. With oral appliance therapy we have a comfortable and convenient method of treating the issue, so both you and the one you’re close to can sleep with ease!
Let’s Put a Stop to Chronic Snoring
We can help you stop snoring. To schedule a consultation with us, call Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, in Houston, TX, today at 713-796-9600. We also serve patients who live in Bellaire, River Oaks, Southside Place, and all surrounding communities.