Most people never want to admit that they actually snore. We’ll show you some things you may have experienced that could be an indication that you are a snorer.
- Your partner always wakes you up in the middle of the night and asks you to turn over
- You feel tired and lethargic whenever you wake up every morning
- You always feel like you haven’t gotten enough sleep, no matter how many hours you got
- You become unproductive
- You experience excessive thirst and/or memory problems
- Consistent morning headaches have become your routine
Snoring can compromise your sleep and make it uncomfortable to everyone else around you. In some cases, snoring can be a symptom of a serious condition known as sleep apnea. Below are some common symptoms of sleep apnea:
- Irritability or anger
- Sleepiness during the day
- Memory loss
- Difficulty in focusing
Sleep apnea can put you at an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart conditions and loss in quality of life due to lack of sleep.
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What are snore guards?
Snore guards are among the most commonly used appliances to treat snoring and mild sleep apnea that does not yet require a C-PAP machine. The small oral appliance is worn when sleeping in order to open the air passage and prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping back and obstructing your airway when the muscles relax. The snore guard is designed in such a way that your lower jaw remains in a forward position so that your breathing airways do not become blocked when you sleep.
By wearing the snore guard, you can sleep soundly without constantly waking to catch your breath, and you don’t wake up feeling fatigued or lethargic the next day.
We would love to help you address your snoring issue. Our family dentist will take the time to evaluate your needs and identify the right snore guard to alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea. Get in touch with us to start enjoying a good night’s sleep!