Do you habitually snore in your sleep? Does your sleep partner grumble about your nocturnal symphony? If so, you are not alone. People often snore in their sleep from a variety of causes. Fortunately, Dr. Alexis LaRose at Kootenai Family Dental has been helping patients in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho treat their snoring dilemmas by using snore prevention treatment to once again have quality sleep.
If you are curious as to what might be causing you to snore in your sleep, read on!
1- Snoring happens when muscle tissue vibrates as you breathe. Snoring knows no gender, it happens in both men and women. Snoring can be encouraged by muscle relaxation due to alcohol intake and even regular medications you take.
2- While you sleep, the back of your throat may become narrow as your muscles relax. When this happens, the throat can temporarily close off. This narrowing can happen in the mouth, throat, or nose.
3- When you are in the REM cycle of your sleep, the brain may send a “relax” signal to the muscles in your body–just not your breathing muscles. But when your palate, tongue, and throat muscles relax, they may collapse, narrowing the breathing airway.
4- When you lie down to sleep, gravity will pull the palate, tonsils, and tongue tissue backward. This can also cause the airway to narrow, leaving you snoring.
Whether your snoring arises from the anatomy of your mouth or the position in which you sleep, Dr. Alexis LaRose can help you with your snoring issues no whether you snore because of your oral anatomy or your sleep position. Our snore treatment options, which may include oral appliance therapy or lifestyle changes–are designed to bring you relief.
We invite you to reach out to our Kootenai Family Dental team in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to find out more. We will evaluate your condition and help you find the right treatment option best suited to your needs. Please call 208-966-6054 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Alexis LaRose and start getting the quality sleep you deserve!