Should I Worry About My Snoring?

Categories: Sleep problems

Snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can have serious health consequences. Fortunately, there are treatment options at Allen Park Dental Care.

What is Snoring?

Snoring is most often 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. Alcohol use and sleeping pills can make this more likely.
  • Thick throat tissue—Excess weight can be a contributing factor.
  • Swollen tonsils and adenoids—Most common in children.
  • Long uvula or soft palate
  • Nasal congestion
  • Deviated septum

Snoring may also be a sign of sleep apnea—a serious health condition in which your breathing lapses while you sleep. This can occur hundreds of times at night.

If your snoring keeps your bed partner from sleeping, his or her health is also impacted. Failure to get enough quality sleep contributes to many physical and mental conditions.

If you or a loved one are coping with the effects of snoring, call us for an appointment at Allen Park Dental Care. Patients from Dearborn, Taylor, and Southgate also come to us for complete family dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-367-1151

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

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