How to Stop Snoring in Yukon or OKC
A Better Night’s Sleep is Within Reach
Why do people snore at night?
Believe it or not, over 64% of people snore. But why?
Snoring occurs when your airway is blocked. This blockage can be a result of:
- Sleeping on your back
- Being overweight
- Taking a muscle relaxant
- Drinking alcohol
- A cold (congestion)
However, if you’re a habitual or heavy snorer, it’s possible that you’re dealing with something more serious — sleep apnea.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing stops multiple times during the night due to a blockage in your airway — often as many as 20-30 times an hour for 10 seconds or more!
Airway issues like sleep apnea are linked to heart attacks, strokes, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and brain injury.
Symptoms of sleep apnea
Over 20 million people in the US have sleep apnea but 80% have no idea! Be on the lookout for these symptoms and risk factors:
- Waking up with a headache
- Feeling drowsy and sluggish throughout the day
- Sudden waking during the night
- Snoring or snorting or puffing sounds
- A family history of sleep apnea
- Having large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw bone
How to stop snoring & sleep apnea
Similar to a mouthguard, a custom-made oral appliance is worn at night. This device ensures your lower jaw stays in a forward position, keeping your airway open. Some oral devices also keep your tongue from obstructing your windpipe.
A continuous positive air pressure device (CPAP device) is a mask that covers your nose and mouth, increasing air pressure in your throat while you sleep. This solution is best for those who can handle wearing the device every night.
Changing your diet, exercising more frequently, and eliminating stress can go a long way towards reducing the likelihood of snoring.
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