Pasadena, Texas Snoring Treatment
Snoring isn’t just an annoyance, it can have significant health consequences. Pasadena, Texas Dentist Dr. Nugent can provide effective treatment for this issue.
What is Snoring?
Snoring is caused by an an obstruction that restricts the flow of air in the throat. The obstruction can be caused by:
- Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue—when muscles relax they can collapse onto the airway.
- Thick throat tissue—Excess weight can be a contributing factor.
- Nasal congestion
- Swollen tonsils and adenoids—Most common in children.
- Alcohol use and sleeping pills.
- Long uvula or soft palate
- Deviated septum
People who snore may have a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen. These interruptions can occur hundreds of times at night.
If your snoring keeps your bed partner from sleeping, his or her health is also affected. Failure to get enough restorative sleep contributes to a number of physical and mental conditions.
Most of us have experienced trouble concentrating when we haven’t gotten enough sleep. Did you know that can limit a person’s motor function and reaction time as seriously as intoxication?
Other possible health problems related to insufficient sleep include heart disease, depression, obesity and diabetes.
So why is a message about snoring in a dental blog? Dr. Nugent can treat this serious condition with and oral appliance.
Call our office today at 713-941-8261 to see how Dr. Nugent can treat your snoring and sleep apnea. Don’t let your bed partner or your health suffer. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.