Do you have a hard time sleeping? Are there times you have to sleep with a pillow over your head to keep the loud snoring at bay? Is sleeping in another room the only solution? No.
We can help you!!! We have begun screening patients for airway or breathing problems. These are problems that are usually noticed by their spouse or partner while the person is sleeping.
For many years in Northwest Austin, 12 Oaks Dental has been treating patients who have a breathing problem while they sleep. We have been custom fitting them with an oral appliance to help them get more oxygen.
Ideally, a person should have a blood oxygen saturation of 90-100% while sleeping. Unfortunately, people who snore are getting anywhere from 70-88% on the average. This is not only unhealthy, it is dangerous.
In the last couple of years there have been new findings in the science of sleep medicine. There have been studies done to prove that an untreated airway problem can significantly contribute to acquiring hear disease and diabetes!
Typically people just say, “Yeah, my Dad snores and so do I. It’s a guy thing right?” Actually, snoring is telling you something. It is an alarm telling you that there is a problem that needs attention. Even soft snoring or making some kind of noise is not healthy.
Now that you know there is a concern with snoring, what can you do about it? Take this 5 question assessment. If you answer yes to 3 or more then you should get a sleep evaluation. How do you get started? Just call our office. We will set you up for a sleep evaluation with either Dr. Worob or Dr. Cronin to further evaluate what could be causing the problem. We will help you find the solution to your or your partner’s sleep problems so that there will be peaceful sleep for all.