Do you frequently snore? Over time, persistent snoring could increase your risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In order to help you stop snoring and enjoy a better night’s rest, we may suggest a few simple lifestyle changes. Let’s talk about what our Spring, TX, patients can do to stop snoring!
Better Sleep Habits
The issue occurs when the tissues in the back of your throat and mouth become too relaxed and collapse partially, blocking airflow. As air is forced through when you breathe, the soft tissues vibrate and create a loud sound. In order to minimize this, we may recommend avoiding alcohol right before bed, sleeping on your side instead of your back, and maintaining a regular sleep schedule (going to bed and waking up at the same time each day). Addressing obesity also helps limit your risk.
Causes and Dangers of Snoring
In some situations, a loud snore could be caused by deviated septum, congestion or sinus issues, or as a result of sleep apnea. In these situations, treatment may be necessary. Sleep apnea leaves people sleep deprived, causing difficulty during the day with tasks at work or school. Long term, sleep apnea increases the risk of depression, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. In order to avoid these complications, we suggest addressing your snoring and sleep apnea as soon as possible.
Using a home sleep test, we can diagnose you and then recommend the best treatment option. We have an array of custom-made sleep solutions, which are worn as you rest like a nightguard. The devices help keep airways open and allow uninterrupted breathing. Patients avoid nightly snores and sleep apnea, enjoying improved quality of life.
If you have any questions about these sleep difficulties, or if you think you may benefit from a home sleep test, then let us know! We will help you enjoy a deep, uninterrupted night’s rest.
Do You Snore?
We want to help you enjoy a better night’s rest with improved sleep habits. To learn more, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.