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Sleep & Airway Dentist
Snoring is a common sleep-related issue that affects many people around the world. It occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is partially obstructed during sleep, causing vibrations in the surrounding tissues. These vibrations produce the familiar sound of snoring. While snoring might seem like a minor inconvenience, it can actually be indicative of a more serious underlying issue, such as sleep apnea, and can significantly impact one’s overall health and well-being.
There are several reasons why someone might snore. Factors such as age, anatomy, nasal congestion, obesity, alcohol consumption, and sleep position can all contribute to the development of snoring.
Additionally, sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause frequent and loud snoring. OSA is characterized by the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep due to a blocked airway, leading to poor sleep quality and potential long-term health consequences. If you’re looking to snore less and prevent the symptoms of sleep apnea, check out our Sleep Apnea Service.
If you do not have sleep apnea and looking for a snoring mouthguard, read on. Learn our process of how a snoring mouthgaurd can help you get better rest.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main difference is a diagnosis. If someone is snoring, but doesn’t meet the criteria for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, they may qualify for a snoring mouthgaurd.
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine sets high standards for their dentists, like Dr. Jon Hale, to ensure that obstructive sleep apnea is ruled out before making a snore guard.
A qualified sleep dentist with the AADSM will use evidence-based research and sleep studies reviewed by Certified Sleep Doctors to make this determination.
Very effective! Many patients who suffer from snoring are able to completely eliminate snoring by using a mouthpiece made by a Certified Sleep Dentist.
There are many differences to the snore gaurds purchased online versus the ones made by a qualified sleep dentist. Many patients find that the one by a dentist is much more comfortable, less bulky, and cost less over the lifetime because there is no need to replace it, ever.
Hale Family Dentistry and Fort Wayne Sleep Solutions have treated breathing-related sleep disorders since 2019. There is not one patient that would go back to using a DIY Snoring Solution or over-the-counter snoring guard compared to the ones that are made by us.