Everyone snores from time to time. However, if you snore most of the time especially while sleeping, that could be a sign of a snoring problem.
We often see jokes about snoring. But snoring can be a serious problem health-wise. Not only that. 60% of men are suffering from snoring. Some women complain about their partner snoring at night. As you can see, snoring can be a problem when it starts disrupting your deep sleep as much as the entire household’s. The entire household may be exposed to sleep deprivation.
It is an incredibly prevalent condition. If you are suffering from a snoring dental problem, it is best that you consult a sleep dentist. They are medical professionals specializing in snoring. They will help you to properly diagnose your problem.
Because snoring may result in a lack of sleep, it can then cause drowsiness, inability to focus, sleep deprivation, irritability, reduced sex drive, and many other significant social and psychological problems both to the snorer and the people around him.
If you are aware that you snore while at sleep, you should know that it may be a cause of a more serious underlying condition. Your snoring at night may be caused by an enlarged tonsil, sleep apnea, or deviated nasal septum. All these three conditions may block the flow of air through the airway. On the other hand, some situations may also cause it including nasal congestion and too much alcohol consumption especially before sleeping.
Sleep dentists are the experts in dealing with snoring problems. They can easily determine if there’s an underlying problem that is causing your disorder.
Since the cause of snoring is the obstruction of the airway, the solution to it is to reduce the obstruction of the airway permitting normal breathing. To stop this problem, the first step that you should do is to consult a sleep dentist. They will be the ones to see if there is an underlying medical problem causing your snoring. They will recommend the proper treatment immediately.
There are also techniques you can do to reduce snoring while you’re still waiting for your doctor’s advice. Avoid consuming alcohol especially at those times close to bedtime. Avoid smoking too as it irritates your breathing passages. This causes them to swell and strain respiration. The fatty tissues around the neck also produce strain on our windpipe. Losing weight will help reduce these excess fatty tissues. Using a pillow when sleeping and sleeping on your side also helps reduce snoring.
Finally, use nasal strips to clear the nasal passages. This shall help clear the passage in the airway and reduce snoring.