Snoring can be an indication that you are experiencing sleep apnea, a condition that is the result of your airway become blocked as you sleep. But not all snoring is related to sleep apnea. One thing is certain is that if you don’t sleep alone, your snoring is likely unwelcome. Fortunately, we at Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offer our South Riding snore guard as a way of safely and effectively addressing your problem.
Typically, you won’t know if you’re a snorer unless you are told about it, but that doesn’t mean that there are no effects for you to deal with. Even if you don’t know about your snoring, you might have symptoms such as feeling tired all day, even though you’ve had a full night’s rest, difficulty waking up in the morning, or sore throats, dry mouth, or headaches in the morning. All of these, along with choking or gasping during the night, night sweats, and even sexual dysfunction can be present along with snoring. If you have one more of the above symptoms, it may be a good idea for you to have a sleep study, which will determine if you have sleep apnea. Whether or not you do, our South Riding snore guards are a great idea for dealing with that one particular problem. What you should not do is to ignore snoring (or any of the indications listed). There are potential health implications, which can extend all the way to problems with your heart.
While it’s on your mind, contact our office so that we can set up an appointment for an examination and evaluation. You may need a sleep study, as well. However, the advantages of meeting this head on far outweigh any effort you have to put in to have the proper treatment administered, which can include our South Riding snore guards.