Has snoring caused you, or someone you love, to get less than a full night’s rest? Are you or your partner resorting to sleeping on the sofa just to get a good night’s sleep? Has it put your sex life on hold? If your sleep is being disrupted by snoring, Gillum Dentistry has the solution for you!
Medically, snoring may be the precursor of obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring & Sleep Apnea have been linked to a decreased quality of life, heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke and even erectile dysfunction. Snoring, a noise produced when breathing in during sleep due to a vibration of the of the soft palate, uvula, and other tissues has been linked to Stroke and Type II Diabetes. This can get worse when the throat muscles are too relaxed from drugs that induce sleep or alcohol consumption. Fat deposits, in a large neck, narrow the airway making you more prone to snore.
Does your sleeping partner complain that you snore and wake yourself during the night to catch your breath? Do you feel un-rested in the morning, even when you feel you have slept through the entire night? Your snoring may be more serious that you think. Let’s take a closer look at the world’s most common night-time nuisance.
Is snoring a normal sleep habit?
Since it’s so common, most people assume when you snore it is only a nuisance to the bed partner and harmless to the snorer. That’s wrong on both counts. Besides being disruptive to bed partners sleep and stressing relationships, snoring is a sleep-breathing disorder and can lead to serious sleep related health problems.