Snoring can do more than just disturb your sleeping partner. If it’s a serious case, it can cause you to feel tired during the day or even fall asleep at inappropriate times. La Cantera Dental Group offers several snoring prevention techniques to help you have a better night’s sleep.
Why do People Snore?
Snoring occurs when the air through your nose and throat cannot move freely. The surrounding tissues start to vibrate when this happens, creating the snoring sound. This can happen for several reasons. Some people might have too much throat and nasal tissue, and others might have a narrower air passage.
Fortunately, you can make a few lifestyle changes to help prevent snoring. Depending on the cause behind the problem, try making some of these adjustments:
- Sleep on your side
- Lose weight
- Avoid alcohol before bed
- Practice good sleep hygiene
Sometimes snoring can be from factors you can’t easily control, such as obstructive sleep apnea. In cases like this, several options are available to help prevent snoring. The most common way to treat obstructive sleep apnea is with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. We can also give you an occlusal device to keep in your mouth and open airway pressure open as you sleep.
If there’s a physical problem that causes you to snore, surgery may also be an option.
Are You Looking for a Snoring Prevention Solution?
Snoring doesn’t have to be an issue for you or your partner any longer. If you’re looking for the best way to control your snoring, please call La Cantera Dental Group today. We have one office on La Cantera Pkwy and another at the Park Oaks Center. We’re happy to help you find the right solution!