Are you suffering from a sleep disorder? Believe it or not, we may be able to help. Our dental professionals provide snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatments in Niagara Falls. Our team has the tools to evaluate your condition and recommend solutions, partnering with the region's sleep specialists.
According to some studies, 24% of men and 18% of women suffer from snoring. Also, 60% of men and 40% of women over the age of 60 snore (female snoring increases after menopause). Some Stanford University sleep researchers found that 75-80% of the patients they see, that are concerned with snoring, are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. A CAA official stated that as many as 50,000 auto accidents happen in Canada as a result of sleepy drivers; many of which suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
Why Sleep Is So Important to Your Everyday Life
A good night's sleep is incredibly important for your health; it's just as important as eating healthy and exercising! Poor sleep can make you overweight and put you at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, as well cause depression. On the other hand, good sleepers tend to eat fewer calories, have enhanced concentration, and are more productive in their daily lives.
To explore options to lead you on a path towards a good night's sleep, call us today to book your appointment.
Causes of snoring
Extra tissue in your throat may be a reason for your snore. People who are obese, pregnant, or overweight might often have extra throat tissue. Genetic factors such as, enlarged tonsils, large adenoids, long soft palate or long uvula might be a reason too. Some other reasons of snoring might be allergies, congestion in the nasal passage, alcohol, smoking, and certain medications including muscle relaxants.
Snoring is often characterised by loud hoarse noises made during sleep. People who snore may wake up generally with a sore throat or a dry mouth. If you experience any of the symptoms such as, having pauses in breathing, gasping while sleeping, need to urinate frequently during sleep, have morning headaches, and feel excessive daytime sleepiness, then you might have sleep apnea. Consult your dentist today.