Sleep Apnea & Snoring
How Snoring Affects Your Life
You might not be bothered by your snoring, but it can be a major inconvenience for the people around you, especially the person you sleep with. Your heavy snoring can keep your partner awake at night, causing them to miss out on essential sleep. This often leads to tension in a relationship — it can even cause the two of you to begin sleeping in separate bedrooms.
If you’re a heavy snorer, there’s a good chance you also suffer from sleep apnea. Unfortunately, millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea are not receiving the treatment they require because they haven’t been properly diagnosed. Untreated snoring and sleep apnea can result in major consequences for your relationship, your health, and your wellbeing.
The loud nightly disruption caused by snoring can generate resentment between you and your significant other and it could even damage the intimacy in your relationship. The sleep deprivation your partner undergoes may also impair their self-confidence, cause them to feel irritable during the day, and impair their memory and intellectual function.
Discovering the Benefits of a Snore Guard
Snoring occurs when the tissues of your soft palate vibrate while you breathe, creating a loud noise. We recommend oral appliances, also known as snore guards, to treat both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A snore guard resembles a mouth guard used for sports, and it works by gently repositioning your jaw to allow for non-obstructed breathing.
Snore guards permit you and your partner to sleep comfortably throughout the night. Dr. Aragona’s effective treatment will help you and your partner enjoy a much healthier life through a restful night and waking up more refreshed and ready for the day.
Getting the Right Treatments for Your Snoring
If your heavy snoring is accompanied by daytime drowsiness, irritability, and a lack of motivation during the day, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. Dr. Aragona may recommend a sleep study to determine if your heavy snoring is linked to sleep apnea.
Dr. Aragona and our local Southeast Michigan’s sleep physicians recommend that you take our Sleep Disorder Assessment, This can help us determine if an at-home sleep test is the appropriate next step for you. Call (586) 221-3023 or visit our Southeast Michigan office today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Aragona.