You snore. Your snoring prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep. In short, you dislike your snoring. However, your sleeping partner absolutely hates your snoring. Studies have shown that sleeping partners of problem snorers lose an average of one hour of sleep per night. In some cases, the sleeping partner may get little sleep at all. Snoring causes undue stress on relationships. It leads to fatigue and irritability for both sleeping partners. If this sounds like you (or your sleeping partner), you need snoring help. The Snoring Center treats thousands of patients each year, predominantly through minimally invasive procedures that combat the true causes of snoring. What are these causes?
The anatomy of the mouth frequently determines a propensity for snoring. A low, thick soft palate can narrow the airway and lead to snoring. This can be exacerbated by being overweight which can lead to extra tissue in the back of the throat.
Nasal problems, such as chronic congestion or a deviated septum also can lead to snoring.
Consumption of alcohol before bedtime can also cause snoring as it relaxes the muscles in the back of the throat which can narrow the airway and lead to an obstruction.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most dangerous cause of snoring because throat tissues partially or completely block the airway and prevent breathing.
There is a variety of treatments for problem snoring and The Snoring Center utilizes the most effective minimally invasive procedures available. Most times, a problem snorer can meet with one of our trained physicians, receive a consultation on available procedures and receive treatment all on the same day. The entire process can take as little as one hour.
The in-office treatments we offer address several different causes of snoring. These treatments include:
- Pillar Procedure
- Turbinate Coblation
- Palate Coblation
- Laser Tonsillectomy
- Home Sleep Study
- Oral Appliances
Snoring doesn’t have to be a problem and it certainly doesn’t have to destroy personal relationships. Your snoring could be over as soon as tomorrow and both you and your sleeping partner can enjoy rejuvenating, healthy sleep. Schedule a consultation at The Snoring Center. Your sleeping partner will thank you.