Snoring Treatment – State College, PA
Helping You & Your Partner Sleep Better
Are you and your sleeping partner tired? Unfortunately, chronic snoring not only affects those who have it, but it impacts the sleep of your partner. Besides the toll that snoring and associated problems can have on your health, the last thing you want it to do is affect your relationship. Thankfully, State College Dental Sleep Medicine offers treatment for chronic snoring. Dr. Donald M. Marks is an expert at treating chronic snoring and sleep apnea. Read on to learn more about this condition and how snoring treatment in State College can help.
What Causes Chronic Snoring?
Snoring can be caused by many factors and variables. Sometimes, patients snore just because of the anatomy of their mouth and sinuses. Other patients may suffer from chronic snoring due to allergies, consumption of alcohol, sickness, or weight. In general, the narrower your airway, the more forceful you have to breathe. This causes tissue vibration, which is what makes snoring louder than normal.
An additional incredibly common cause of chronic snoring is obstructive sleep apnea. This sleeping disorder occurs when your tongue and throat muscles relax, creating a blocked airway. This causes those with sleep apnea to start and stop breathing during the night, affecting their sleep and causing loud snoring.
Treatment for Snoring
Unlike a noisy and bulky CPAP machine that patients with sleep apnea may have been prescribed in the past, we use custom-made oral appliances to treat snoring and sleep apnea. These personalized devices work by moving your jaw and tongue into a position that opens your airway for much easier breathing. This will not only help you with chronic snoring and sleep apnea in State College, but it will also help your loved one receive a more restful and quiet sleep.
Why is it Important to Receive Treatment?
Unfortunately, snoring is a problem that can affect the loved ones around you. Especially for your sleeping partner, chronic snoring can be a real problem that causes fatigue, restlessness, lack of focus, moodiness, daytime sleepiness, and much more. For many patients, snoring is the first sign that they have sleep apnea. It’s estimated that there are millions of cases of untreated sleep apnea in the US alone, so it’s important to recognize snoring as a common symptom of this disorder.
Are you ready to take control of your life and give your partner a better night’s sleep at the same time? Contact our office to get started on treatment with Dr. Marks.