For some people, the expression, “Have a good night,” is pure sarcasm. A good night? How, when I listen to snoring from dusk to dawn? Whether you are the one snoring or the one who is subjected to the sound of snoring, you’re probably not getting the quality sleep you need each night. Don’t despair, though. There is a solution. Dr. Dale Spadafora in Hermitage, PA, can prescribe a custom made snore guard that will stop snoring and let you and your bed partner get your zzzzz’s.
Snore Guards Hermitage, PA, Needs
If you are someone you love snores, then you’re in good company. Estimates are that 45 percent of men and 30 percent of women snore. Sometimes, snoring has an obvious cause, such as congestion from a cold or allergies, a bit too much alcohol at night or perhaps a few extra pounds. Other times, however, snoring is merely a symptom of a more serious situation. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that causes breathing to cease briefly throughout the night.
The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea. In this case, your tongue and the other soft tissue in your mouth and throat—which relax just like the rest of your body when you’re sleeping—tend to fall back and block your airway. As a result, you snore. But more than that, your body doesn’t receive sufficient oxygen when you are having an episode of sleep apnea. To restart breathing, your brain signals the body to awaken. And although you may not remember being awake, the cumulative effect takes a toll—you may feel tired during the day, have difficulty concentrating and be more irritable.
Snore Guard® to the Rescue
If you suspect this is what’s happening to you, then Hermitage family dentist Dr. Spadafora can prescribe a Snore Guard. This custom-fitted oral appliance holds your jaw in a forward position, thereby preventing your tongue and other soft oral tissue from blocking your airway. With Air Flow Technology™, a Snore Guard keeps your airway open and greatly reduces snoring. With Snore Guard, you’ll be able to say, “Have a good night,” and really mean it.
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If you suspect that you or someone sleeping nearby is snoring because of sleep apnea, then schedule an appointment with the dentist Hermitage, PA, trusts for all kinds of dental needs. Dr. Spadafora and his staff welcome patients from Sharpsville, Sharon, Farrell, West Middlesex and beyond.