Here at Sumner Smiles Dentistry, we are pleased to be able to help our patients prevent snoring.
It is estimated that between thirty and fifty percent of people snore. Snoring affects not only your sleep but also the people with whom you live.
Snoring can cause major health problems. Besides causing you to be exhausted all the time, it can affect your blood pressure, making you more prone to strokes. It can affect your work and driving skills.
There are many ways to help prevent snoring. If you eat healthily and exercise regularly, you are less likely to snore. Also, people who are heavier are more likely to snore than people who are at a normal weight. Smokers are also more likely to snore.
You should sleep on your side instead of your back. It may help to raise the head of your bed a few inches. This position will greatly decrease your snoring. Any time you are having breathing problems, you should fix them as soon as possible. When you have a cold or stuffy nose, you will be more likely to snore.
If necessary, we can help you with your snoring. We offer a variety of options to help you keep your airways open at night to decrease your snoring.