Snoring occurs when air can’t move freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This makes the surrounding tissues vibrate, resulting in snoring.
Snoring is annoying and tends to negatively affect all in the household. And snoring doesn’t only interrupt your sleep cycle (and that of others), the struggle to breathe through the night increases your risk of other health problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke.
The doctors at Capital Dental Group are trained in helping patients achieve a restful night of sleep. We offer a custom-fitted snore guard that moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway and reducing the vibrations that cause snoring. The snore guard is an affordable solution to prevent snoring that has proven results.
Severe snoring can cause complete blockage of the airway. When this happens, your brain will jolt your body awake for a brief second. The cycle of snoring, airway blockage, and brief waking through the night are symptoms of a obstructive sleep apnea (link to sleep apnea page).