Convenient solution to snoring in Willoughby Hills, OH
Snoring – no one wants to admit they do it, but if your partner complains that they toss and turn to the sound of your snoring every night, it can be beneficial not just for your relationship but also your overall health to find a convenient solution to treat it. At Snoring and CPAP Solutions in Willoughby Hills, Dr. Michael Stern offers just that! With oral appliance therapy, you and your bed partner can finally get a good night’s rest.
The snoring and sleep apnea link
While there are several underlying issues that can contribute to snoring, one of the most serious for your overall health and well-being is sleep apnea. This sleep condition occurs when structures in your mouth, such as the tongue or other soft tissues, collapse into the back of your throat while you sleep. This obstructs your airway and prevents your body from being able to take in the oxygen it needs to properly function. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea sufferers. In addition, as your brain becomes deprived of oxygen, it sends a signal to your body to waken so you can breathe properly, which can contribute to other symptoms such as:
- Snorting, choking, or gasping
- Startling awake
- Feeling like you can’t get enough air
- Tossing and turning
This cycle can repeat hundreds of times per night, leading to chronic sleep deprivation and several negative health effects as your organs repeatedly go without sufficient oxygen supply.
Oral appliance therapy: a convenient solution for snoring
The great news is that if you suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy is a convenient and effective solution for treating the condition. Dr. Stern custom-designs a mouthpiece for you that you wear only while you are sleeping. The appliance keeps your jaw slightly forward and places your tongue in an optimal position to keep your airway open, preventing obstruction and allowing you to breathe freely.
To learn whether oral appliance therapy is the stop snoring solution that is right for you, call Snoring and CPAP Solutions in Willoughby Hills today! We can be reached at (440) 833-6008.