Effective Snoring & Sleep Apnea Care
How Snoring Impacts Your Life
Snoring is a common problem that affects about 90 million Americans. Heavy snoring can really impact your life and it’s also a major symptom of sleep apnea, which is a serious medical condition. Dr. Bayless in Spring Branch has effective solutions for both snoring and sleep apnea.
When you snore, you’re not the only person affected by it. If you share your bed with a partner, snoring can be disruptive to their sleep as well. It can even cause problems in your relationship. In fact, snoring is the third leading cause of divorce in America.
Without treatment, snoring can lead to intimacy issues with your partner. In many cases, it’s the patient’s spouse or sleep partner who encourages them to get treatment. That’s why Dr. Bayless features oral appliance therapy, a minimally invasive treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.
Customized Mouthguards for Snoring
Heavy snoring is often a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In fact, approximately 75 percent of people who snore also suffer from sleep apnea.
At Summer Hill Dental & Snoring Solutions, Dr. Bayless treats snoring and sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy, customizing a mouthguard just for you. These devices are comfortable to wear, they allow you to sleep in any position, and you can take them anywhere.
Best of all, an oral appliance can be used to treat your snoring even if you don’t have sleep apnea. By visiting Dr. Bayless for a customized mouthguard, you can finally sleep soundly through the night without disturbing your partner.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea FAQs
I Snore, Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Snoring isn’t always an indicator of sleep apnea. While it is a symptom that often develops in patients with sleep apnea, snoring can also occur as a result of various conditions such as your sleep position, age, any medication you’re taking, lack of sleep, or even alcohol consumption before bed.
Consulting a sleep specialist about your snoring can help properly diagnose your condition and help you get the right treatment to alleviate symptoms.
Can I Have Sleep Apnea Without Snoring?
While one of the first symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring, not everyone with the condition does it. When sleep apnea is mild, you may experience:
- Mild daytime sleepiness
- Sleep that isn’t refreshing
- Morning headaches
- Waking up continuously without knowing why
Can’t Stop Snoring? A Sleep Study Can Help
If you’re a heavy snorer who exhibits signs of sleep apnea, Dr. Bayless will arrange for you to take a sleep test so you can get the proper diagnosis. That way, he can develop the perfect treatment plan to meet your needs.
To learn more, call our practice at (830) 632-2112. You can even schedule a free consultation with Dr. Bayless. Or if you prefer, just leave us your information at the bottom of the page and we’ll get right back to you.
Dr. Bayless will help you stop snoring so you and your loved ones can enjoy the restful sleep you deserve.