Snoring Treatment – Plano, TX
Minimizing Disruptions While You Sleep
Snoring is a condition that causes many people to wake feeling fatigued throughout the day. Although snoring is not always a serious problem, often occurring when a person is suffering from sinus congestion, it can be a defining symptom of something more serious – sleep apnea. It is believed that men tend to snore more than women, but the problem can manifest in anyone, at any age. To know whether your snoring is creating problems for you or your partner, it’s best to call us and request an appointment. If need be, we can form a custom plan for snoring treatment in Plano.
Why Does Snoring Occur?
To better understand the reason why you snore, we must examine the inside of the mouth. When the tissues of your soft palate and tongue become relaxed during sleep, they fall back and cause a vibration to occur. As air struggles to flow freely, it can create a loud noise that affects both you and your partner. If snoring is chronic and leads to gasping or choking on air throughout the night, there is a good chance sleep apnea might be at play.
The Potential Risks Associated with Snoring
Identifying the risks commonly associated with snoring means knowing whether or not you fall into one of the following categories:
- You have nasal polyps inside your nose
- You have an enlarged tongue
- You have a deviated septum
- Your tonsils or adenoids are enlarged
- You drink alcohol excessively
- You are overweight
- You smoke
What Are the Symptoms of Snoring?
Snoring is not always a serious issue. However, knowing when it should be treated by a doctor and when it’s not of much concern requires knowing and recognizing the symptoms.
- Chronic, daytime fatigue
- Sore throat
- Mouth breathing
- Frequent headaches
- Choking on air throughout the night
Do I Have Sleep Apnea If I Snore?
Not always. There are plenty of people who snore but do not exhibit more serious symptoms of sleep apnea, and there are individuals who struggle to breathe while snoring, resulting in OSA. Although the two do seem to go hand-in-hand, they do not always occur together.
If you snore and struggle to breathe at night, are always tired, have trouble focusing while at work, have high blood pressure, are depressed, or wake suddenly gasping for air, you’ll likely need treatment for sleep apnea.
How We Treat Snoring
As a team of highly skilled and talented sleep physicians in Plano, we treat all kinds of sleep disorders, including snoring. Whether it is addressing the underlying problem with lifestyle changes, exercise, or eating right, we can improve your oral and overall health while also pointing you in the right direction for improved sleep and wellness.
Dr. Smith, Dr. Stevenson, Dr. Austin, and Katie Collier are all skilled and knowledgeable in treating snoring cases, and we’ll work to minimize any stress, mental health concerns, or similar symptoms so that you can start sleeping better. We’ll also recommend a customized oral appliance if we do determine that your snoring and sleep apnea are connected.