Is Your Snoring Affecting Your Relationship?
While some people may see snoring as a common quirk, it can have a large impact on the person closest to you — your spouse or partner. While you’re blissfully dreaming, your partner could be struggling to stay asleep due to the noise.
This can lead to sleep deprivation, which comes with serious health risks. A lack of sleep can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, depression, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. There are also risks that come with feeling lethargic throughout the day.
Many spouses of snorers end up retreating to a different room to be able to get to sleep. This can create tension in your relationship — but treatment for snoring can help.
The Causes of Snoring
Some of the causes of snoring are:
- The anatomy of your mouth
- Alcohol consumption
- Nasal issues
- Sleep deprivation
- The position you’re sleeping in
If you snore, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Krell for an examination. You can reach us by calling (713) 877-1775 and we’ll schedule a consultation for you.
You Can Sleep Silently
If you snore, Dr. Krell can create a custom oral appliance or snore guard for you. He recommends the SILENT NITE oral appliance because it’s comfortable and doesn’t get in the way of regular breathing.
All you have to do is put the oral appliance in your mouth and fall asleep wearing it. It may feel strange at first, but it usually doesn’t take long to get used to wearing the appliance.
Could it Be Sleep Apnea?
If your snoring is loud and persistent, it may be a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Not all snoring is a sign of OSA, but it’s a common sign of the disorder. It’s important to determine whether you have OSA or not because it can have serious and detrimental effects on your life.
Contact Dr. Krell for Effective Treatment
If you’ve been having trouble with snoring, Dr. Krell can provide a simple and effective solution for you. To learn more about how he can help you, contact our office by calling (713) 877-1775 or by filling out our online contact form, available on this page. We can’t wait to hear about how we can help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Snoring isn’t necessarily bad or unhealthy, but it can be a sign of a more serious health condition. If you snore, you may want to undergo a sleep test to make sure you don’t have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
While snoring is a common symptom of OSA, it’s also possible to snore without having it. Even if your snoring is benign, it can cause problems in your relationship due to the noise. If that’s the case, Dr. Krell can help you sleep silently.
You can easily find a solution to your snoring issue by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Krell. He can examine your situation and determine the type of treatment that would best benefit you. He may recommend an oral appliance to help you sleep peacefully.
In addition to an oral appliance, he can talk about lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the sound of your snoring. This may include losing weight, reducing alcohol consumption, or learning to sleep on your side rather than on your back.
Snoring can have a myriad of causes, including weight gain, the structure of your throat, and the way your throat muscles relax when you fall asleep. Alcohol and sedatives can contribute to snoring because they relax your throat muscles, leading to the sound of snoring.