Is Snoring A Problem?
When the soft tissues and muscles around the throat and muscles relax during sleep, the available space in the airway is reduced. However, the body still needs roughly the same amount of oxygen during this time. Because there is the same oxygen now flowing through less space, the velocity of the airflow is increased. The increased velocity can cause the soft tissue found in the soft palate and uvula to vibrate. In some cases, this vibration will result in snoring of varying intensities.
Not only does snoring make sleeping difficult for any light sleepers near you, but it can also cause the person who is snoring to have less restful sleep. In time, this can affect your overall health negatively.
In recent years, a variety of devices have been developed that offer effective relief for snorers. These devices are generally non-invasive and comfortable. Canyon Crest Dental offers the best of these devices for your relief. Options such as Silent Nite®, aveo TSD®, TAP® (Thornton Adjustable Positioner), and EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) are all examples of devices that can be prescribed by your dentist for preventative relief from snoring.