Snoring is Keeping Me Up at Night

Are you having trouble sleeping due to snoring? Is your sleep interrupted by your (or your partner’s) loud snores? The Dentist House in Ridgecrest, CA is ready to help you get a better night’s sleep. We never want to see you struggle through the night to get some rest. Rest is important, and without it, you will not be able to function throughout the day properly. If you are having trouble sleeping, or your snoring is keeping you and your partner awake, call the professionals at The Dentist House today! There could be a very serious cause for your snoring, like sleep apnea.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

At The Dentist House, we specialize in sleep apnea solutions to help you. Sleep apnea is a condition that is characterized by a stop in breathing while you are sleeping. The condition interrupts sleep and makes it much more difficult to get a good night’s rest.

During sleep apnea, the soft tissue that is present in the back of your throat will collapse and block the airway, thus leading to the interruption of sleep. The condition is known to affect everyone, including children.

Sleep apnea isn’t just about snoring. There are other health concerns to be aware of. Those who suffer from sleep apnea could experience depression, have frequent headaches, or even suffer from a heart attack. If you need help managing your sleep apnea or you believe you are having trouble sleeping, contact The Dentist House today.

Controlling Sleep Apnea

There are common causes that can exacerbate your sleep apnea including:

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Narrow air passages
  • Nasal problems
  • Way you sleep

The first steps to controlling your sleep apnea is to eliminate things from the above list. Losing weight, for example, can dramatically improve your sleep apnea condition. Switching from sleeping on your back to sleeping on your side or stomach can also completely change the way you feel in the morning.

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Even if you are seeing results with simple habit changes like those listed above, you should seek treatment in order to keep your apnea under control. One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea and snoring is a CPAP machine. The CPAP machine is a continuous positive airway pressure device that helps to keep your airway completely open throughout the night when you sleep.

The Dentist House provides oral appliances as an alternative to the CPAP device. Some patients prefer to use these appliances to prevent having a machine near their bed at night. The oral appliance works to keep your airway open throughout the night by pulling your tongue and jaw forward.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are interested in learning more about sleep apnea and snoring, give The Dentist House a call today. Dr. Mamaliger will consult with you and provide you with options to correct your sleep apnea and snoring condition.

We welcome you to call us now at 760-657-4049 to schedule your appointment, or you can fill out our convenient online appointment form and one of our team members will call you back shortly.