When Should I Be Worried About Snoring?

Man Sleeping and Snoring at Computer

Summary

There are many causes of snoring, but when should you be worried about it? Sleep apnea and snoring that are untreated can lead to long-term health complications, such as high blood pressure. It may also lead to increased health risks, such as arrhythmia,  neurocognitive impairment, and accidents due to sleepiness.

When Should I Be Worried About Snoring?

Snoring happens when airflow through the mouth and nose is obstructed.
There are many causes of snoring, but when should you be worried about it?

Snoring Associated Problems

Snoring is the primary contributor to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which involves a physical blockage of the airway, restricting upper airway activity. 

Snoring affects your sleep and causes sleepiness the next day, and it may be a sign of an underlying condition – sleep apnea – which can be a serious health concern because it stops or pauses your breathing for at least 10 seconds per interruption and an average of 5 interruptions per hour.

Sleep apnea and snoring that are untreated can lead to long-term health complications, such as high blood pressure. It may also lead to increased health risks, such as arrhythmia,  neurocognitive impairment, and accidents due to sleepiness.

Snoring prevents you from achieving restorative sleep. This can leave you groggy and tired the next day, resulting in concentration and memory problems. At work, sleep deprivation can lead to poor work performance. 

And in case you haven’t heard, sleep apnea and snoring can affect your mental health which goes beyond mood swings from a lack of sleep.  Daytime sleepiness increases one’s chances of developing anxiety symptoms and depression.

Your Dentist Can Help You Stop Snoring

It’s important to see your dentist if you’re experiencing frequent snoring. A dentist can examine your oral cavity and airway to determine the cause of your snoring and recommend appropriate treatment.

Here at Aligned Healing we will create a customized comprehensive treatment plan for you that uses a noninvasive, cost-effective oral appliance to correct the issue.

One of the methods we use is the Vivos Method, which is a revolutionary treatment for mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Vivos does not require surgery, it is non-invasive, highly effective, and has a limited treatment time. 

In combination with the Vivos appliance, we use the DEKA laser to enhance results. The DEKA QuietNite laser is a quick and non-invasive procedure that can be performed in fifteen minutes or less to improve snoring.

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