More than 50% of people snore at some point in their lives. The most common cause of snoring is tiredness, but what if snoring makes you unable to get sound sleep? And let's not forget about the loved ones who are victims of our snoring!
Have you ever wondered if there could be some other reason besides being tired that is causing your snoring?
Snoring is caused due to contact between your tongue and soft tissue while sleeping. Sometimes your breathing can stop and start in your sleep. This is stopping and starting of breathing is known as sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder wherein the person suffers from loud snoring and tiredness throughout the day.
But how to know whether you have sleep apnea or you are just tired? If you have sleep apnea, you might have the following symptoms:
Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep — which would be reported by another person
Gasping for air during sleep
Awakening with a dry mouth
Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
Difficulty paying attention while awake
If you have 2 or more of the above symptoms there is a chance that you might have sleep apnea.
Now, what should you do? Whom to visit?
You can consult your general practitioner or your dentist if you have sleep apnea. Yes, your dentist can also help you with your snoring.
Your dentist can help you with sleep apnea using oral appliances. These oral appliances make sure that your airway remains open and you are able to breathe with ease. This will stop your snoring and allow you to sleep comfortably.
If you are in Chandighar and suffering from snoring, visit our experts at Dr. Kochar’s House Of Smiles and get freedom from snoring. Book an appointment today!