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Are you tired of snoring keeping you and your partner up at night?
At Dr. Fred Blum & Associates, we understand the frustration that snoring can cause, and we’re here to help.
We offer a variety of snoring remedies that can help you get the restful sleep you need.
What Causes Snoring?
As your body falls into a deep stage of sleep, your soft palate, tongue, and throat relax as well. This causes throat tissues to partially block the airway.
Snoring is the vibration heard when air is forced across relaxed throat tissues. Depending on the degree of restriction – the less space the air has to move – the more the tissues vibrate and the louder the snoring.
Snoring can be caused by a variety of factors, including obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, or more serious conditions like Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts during sleep due to physical obstructions of the airway.
Mild OSA: the patient experiences 5-14 episodes of interruptions in breathing per hour.
Moderate OSA: the patient experiences 15-30 episodes of interruptions in breathing per hour.
Severe OSA: the patient experiences 30 or more interruptions in breathing per hour.
Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most common treatment for patients with OSA, many of our patients find it a high-maintenance, cumbersome and uncomfortable way to get a good night’s sleep.
Our team of highly trained specialists will evaluate your individual needs and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
We offer a variety of Snoring Remedies, including:
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs)
MADs used to treat sleep apnea look like sports mouth guards or orthodontic retainers. They fit into the mouth by going over the upper and lower dental arches and have metal hinges connecting the two pieces: one fits over the lower teeth, and the other fits over the upper teeth.
MADs work by pushing the lower jaw and tongue slightly forward, which helps prevent throat muscles from collapsing into the airways allowing for consistent breathing during sleep. MADs are adjustable, allowing dentists to dial in the correct position of the jaw for maximum comfort and effectiveness.
Our oral devices do not create issues such as dry, itchy noses from the air pressure drying out their sinuses. Patients that are active movers during sleep tend to knock off other types of devices while custom oral devices stay in place.
Some of our patients who were unsuccessful with other medications and therapies or have refused surgeries such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, tracheostomy, and craniofacial operations have found a mouth guard to be the solution.
A mouthguard is a custom-fitted oral device that is worn while sleeping.
Much like an athletic mouth guard, this style may fit around your head and chin to adjust the position of your lower jaw. It repositions the tongue and soft palate to open the airway and allow for easier breathing.
By wearing a mouthguard, snoring can be significantly reduced or even eliminated.
Another benefit is that dental devices are small and much easier to travel with.
At Dr. Fred Blum & Associates we create custom-fit mouthguards that are comfortable and easy to use. Our mouthguards are also designed to be durable and long-lasting, so you won’t need to replace them often.
At our practice, we take snoring seriously and offer a comprehensive and personalized approach to snoring treatment.
Are you Ready to Reduce or Eliminate Snoring? Our experienced team can help you choose the best treatment to reduce snoring and improve sleep quality.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.