We all know the sound. The classic loud, chronic snoring. The “sawing logs” wake up the whole house. Maybe your bed partner’s snoring keeps you up at night, or perhaps you are the snorer. Dr. Nugent has a solution to lessen or eliminate snoring.
What Causes Snoring Problems?
Everyone can snore from time to time. Yet when it a chronic condition, snoring is a far more dangerous condition. Snoring is caused by an obstruction of the airway. This obstruction is by the lower jaw, soft tissue in the throat or tongue. The obstruction blocks air and create the vibrations that cause the physical sound of snoring. It is important to note that snoring is huge warning sign for a dangerous an deadly condition known as obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Snoring:
Obstructive sleep apnea has become a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed.
In addition to chronic snoring, symptoms of sleep apnea include the following:
- Dry throat upon waking
- Frequent waking throughout the night with a gasp or choking sensation
- Morning headaches
- Daytime confusion
If any of these symptoms are relevant to you or a loved one, find out more about sleep apnea and snoring treatment for Deer Park Texas! Dr. Nugent has just what you need to regain your restful sleep.
Treatment for Snoring & Sleep Apnea
When you come in for your sleep apnea consultation with Dr. Nugent, he will ask you a series of questions and carefully consider your case to determine whether or not sleep apnea could be the cause of your snoring and sleep issues. To determine if you just have snoring or if you have obstructive sleep apnea a sleep test will be ordered. This medical device is used at home and records vital aspects about your sleep. The data is read by a board-certified sleep physician and a diagnosis along with a recommended treatment.
Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can be treated with an oral appliance. This mandibular advancement device work by gently moving your lower jaw downward and forward to open up the airway. An open airway prevents snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Nugent’s patients who have found relief with this treatment agree: you just can’t put a price on a full night’s sleep.
Schedule Your Consultation in Today!
If you’re ready to sleep through the night without interruption from snoring, please don’t wait to seek snoring treatment with our Pasadena Texas Office. We see patients from Deer Park, Pasadena and surrounding cities. It is time to get the restful sleep you deserve — request your appointment today! Call 832-487-0647.