Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Are you constantly criticized by others for being a loud, disruptive snorer at night? It’s not uncommon to snore. Nearly 37 million Americans snore on a regular basis and this nuisance is becoming a bigger problem for many patients because of the lack of treatment or mistreatment.
Snoring is the most common symptom associated with sleep apnea, a condition where your soft tissue muscles relax in the back of your throat and briefly stops you from breathing. In fact, three out of four people who snore have this harmful sleep disorder.
It’s important to understand the relationship between the two so you understand which treatment method is best for you. Once diagnosed with your condition, Dr. Pearson can happily prescribe the best treatment option based on your specific needs.
Consequences of Snoring
Because snoring is such a burden to others, leaving your snoring untreated can create a major rift in your relationship. Your snoring may be the reason your significant other is fatigued the next day or the main reason for the lack of passion between you two.
Some partners will feel spiteful towards the other because they think they aren’t trying to fix their obscure snoring and begin to blame them for many of their problems. Other major risks that have been found to be related to snoring is that it can lead to depression, obesity, drowsiness, and more.
An Enjoyable, More Convenient Treatment
Once you seek out treatment for your snoring, Dr. Pearson will recommend a snore guard for many of our Staten Island patients. A snore guard is a dental mouthpiece that fits securely to each patient’s teeth and jaw to help position their mouth so snoring will no longer occur.
This mouthpiece is individually made using our 3D-imaging and implant technology system so we can provide you with results that are effective, comfortable, and convenient. You can take your snore guard anywhere you travel to and it won’t disturb your sleeping partner either.
When Should I See a Doctor?
A sleep study is generally the best way to determine your sleeping condition. It’s an informative and professional method provided by physicians that will help you take the take the right course of action.
Leaving your snore problems untreated can greatly impact your life and your spouse’s life. Whether you’re suffering from sleep apnea or are just an average snorer, seeking treatment is crucial to improving your quality of sleep and health.
Dr. Pearson and our Staten Island team can help you find a local sleep center if you’re unsure where to go. Contact us today so we can provide you with the snoring relief you deserve.