Ways To Treat Snoring

Snoring occurs when the tissues in the back of your throat relax. The snoring noise is caused by this tissue vibrating and flapping when you breathe. If you snore, you’re not the only one to do so in Encino, California. In fact, about half of Americans snore. Luckily, there are several treatments that can help you quit snoring and get a quieter night’s rest. Some of them include:

1. Losing Weight

Snoring occurs most often in overweight individuals because they have more tissue in the back of their throat. Losing weight will thin the tissue and may reduce the intensity of your snoring.

2. Don’t Sleep on Your Back

When you sleep on your back, your tongue moves to the rear of your mouth and the tissue in the back of your throat relaxes. This causes a blocked airway. Sleeping on your side can keep your airway open and prevent you from snoring.

3. Treat Your Allergies

Having allergies can cause nasal congestion and prevent you from getting enough air through your nose. As a result, you have to breathe through your mouth which can lead to snoring.

4. Use a CPAP

A CPAP is a machine that forces air into your mouth and nose, allowing you to breathe freely
and not snore.

5. Limit or Avoid Alcohol Before Bed

Alcohol also relaxes your throat muscles and causes snoring so if you’re consuming alcohol try to stop at least two hours prior to going to sleep.

6. Wear a Sleep Guard / Nightguard

Our dentist can make you a custom fitted oral sleep appliance to wear while you sleep. This appliance works by guiding your bottom jaw forward and opening your airway.

Snoring Treatments in Encino, California

Dr. Amir Jamsheed of Encino Dental Studio can help you find the best solution for your snoring. It’s time that you get a good night’s rest, so give us a call today.

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