Does your significant other often complain about your snoring? In addition to driving your significant other crazy, chronic snoring could lead to trouble sleeping and difficulties with your overall health. Fortunately, we can help people in Pearland, TX, enjoy a better night’s rest with our treatments for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Change How You Sleep
Snoring is often a warning sign of sleep apnea. OSA happens when the soft tissues in the rear of the mouth and in the throat becomes too relaxed as we sleep. They subsequently collapse and block airflow. People stop breathing until the brain wakes them, which interrupts their sleep cycle and prevents them from obtaining the deep, interrupted sleep needed to feel rested and alert. To help prevent these episodes, we may suggest resting on your side instead of your back and avoiding large meals, vigorous exercise, and excessive amounts of alcohol in the two hours before bed. We also discuss maintaining a regular sleep schedule, which means going to bed and waking up at the same times each day. Finally, make sure your bedroom offers the perfect sleep environment, which means keeping your room dark, cool, and free of screens (smartphone, TV, and computer).
Tackle Your Sleep Apnea
We may ask you about symptoms outside of your chronic snore, such a headaches, dry mouth, moodiness, daytime exhaustion, or if you wake up gasping for air or choking. If so, you may need treatment for sleep apnea. Remember, putting off treatment could cause the issue to grow more severe, eventually leading to a compromised immune system, depression, and a high risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. If you begin to experience the warning signs we’ve discussed, please see us right away. We have a home sleep test to diagnose the presence of OSA from the comfort of your own bed!
Often, we will treat the issue with a custom-made sleep solution. Our appliances fit like mouthguards and will be worn as you sleep at night. The device actually repositions the jaw, which helps prevent the collapse of soft tissue and limits the chance of further sleep apnea episodes. The mouthguard will be custom-made based on detailed impressions and measurements of your smile. If you begin to experience chronic snoring or any of the other symptoms mentioned above, please contact our team for a diagnosis. We would love to help you rest easier and enjoy better quality of life!
Do You Need Treatment?
For people who snore, we may have a comfortable treatment option that doesn’t require the use of an CPAP machine. To learn more about our sleep treatments, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.