Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment
Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Michigan And Surrounding Areas
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with Treatment
Don’t let snoring and sleep apnea prevent you from getting the sleep you need.
More than half of all adults snore at some point in their lives: some in quiet whistles every now and again and others like a nonstop Oriental Express. Snoring can be harmless and temporary, or habitual and severe—disturbing both those making the noise and any partners, family members, and roommates nearby. It may even be indicative of a larger disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. The good news is treatment is available.
Snoring caused by sleep Apnea has the potential to prevent a good night’s sleep, cause headaches, and place stress on relationships and normal daily activity; that’s the bad news. The good news, however, is that there are many types of snoring treatments that can help. Oral appliances are one such option for treating Sleep Apnea and Dr. Jerry Mulder can evaluate if they might be right treatment solution for you.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe, creating hoarse or harsh sounds. During normal breathing, the muscles that control the tongue, throat, and the roof of your mouth (soft palate) hold the airway open. When you doze off, those same muscles relax. The tissues in your throat can relax enough that they vibrate and may partially obstruct your airway.
The more narrowed your airway, the more forceful the airflow becomes. Tissue vibration increases, and your snoring grows louder. The factors that lead to narrowing vary: your mouth anatomy can play a role, so can nasal problems, alcohol consumption, and weight.
If you want to learn more about solutions for treating your snoring caused by Sleep Apnea, please contact us today at 616.458.0631 to set up your consultation with specialist Dr. Jerry Mulder to find the best solution to treat your condition.