Snoring Treatment in Dallas, TX
If you snore in your sleep, you know how disruptive it can be for members of your family. If your life is being negatively affected due to snoring, Dr. Hamlett has several solutions that can be customized to improve the quality of your sleep and the quality of your life.
Snoring affects people and genders of all types although it occurs more frequently in men and people who are obese. Although it isn’t always a serious problem other than for your sleeping companion, it can pose medical problems for you that you should be aware of.
Snoring is caused when the air flow through the mouth and nose is obstructed. This can be caused by an obstructed nasal airway, throat and tongue muscles that become too relaxed, by having a bulky throat due to obesity, or by having a long uvula.
Health Risks of Snoring
Snoring can result in the following health problems:
- Interruptions in breathing for over 10 seconds
- Poor night’s sleep due to frequent waking
- Strain on the heart that can result in increased risk for cardiovascular disease
To determine if you are at risk for any of the symptoms that are affiliated with snoring Dr. Hamlett can provide a professional evaluation to examine your health. If you are at risk for additional health problems we offer several conservative snoring treatments that may include mouthpieces that assist you in getting a more restful night’s sleep.
Other conservative snoring treatments include maintaining a healthy body weight, avoiding alcohol and tobacco use, and sleeping on your side. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule a consultation please contact us today.