If you snore in your sleep, then you’re in good company. Snoring affects millions of Americans and tends to be more prevalent in males. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that an estimated 40 percent of all adult men are habitual snorers.
Snoring occurs when the airways become blocked during sleep. This obstruction may be caused when the tongue or other soft tissues in the mouth collapse into the airway. As the air moves through the narrowed airways, vibration occurs. This vibration is what we know as snoring.
Snoring is sometimes, but not always, a symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep.
Have you been battling snoring for a while now? We recommend scheduling an appointment at Dr. Amy’s Dental to enjoy a wide range of personalized snore and sleep apnea solutions in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Not every snoring incident requires attention from a professional. However, if you’ve been battling chronic snoring, then you very likely need Dr. Amy Nabi’s help.
You should see a professional for your snoring troubles if:
We offer patient-tailored snore and sleep apnea treatments to address your unique needs. Some of our most popular solutions include oral appliances, such as mandibular advancement devices (MADs) and tongue-retaining devices (TRDs), and Solea Sleep.
Mandibular advancement devices and tongue-retaining devices are custom oral appliances that reposition the jaw and tongue, respectively, to prevent the airways from getting constricted during sleep. These devices are worn during sleep and effectively reduce snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms.
Solea Sleep is a simple, straightforward treatment that utilizes laser energy to tighten the soft palate. By tightening these tissues, Solea Sleep minimizes the chances of collapse during sleep, which subsequently lowers the risk of snoring.
Dr. Amy Nabi works closely with each patient to formulate a treatment plan that works. To experience long-lasting snore relief, reach out to Dr. Amy’s Dental today.