My Partner’s Snoring is Affecting My Sleep
Sleeping with someone who is snoring interrupts your sleep and you are probably not aware of how many times it does in a night. This can affect your health and well-being. It is estimated that sleeping next to someone who is snoring causes over an hour of lost sleep a night.
An oral appliance fits onto your teeth, like a mouth guard, when you sleep. It works by positioning your lower jaw forward a little and not allowing it to fall back, similar to a head tilt and chin lift with CPR. The oral appliance opens the airway behind the tongue and allows a greater flow of oxygen all night while you sleep.
We’re concerned about the overall health of our patients, including sleep health. Many people suffer needlessly from disruptive sleep disorders that keep them from getting enough oxygen at night. The risk of a heart attack is 23 times more likely than average with a sleep disorder, and 92% of stroke victims live unknowingly with sleep apnea before having a stroke.