When someone snores, everyone in the family is eager for a solution. If you or your partner are desperate to get a good night’s sleep, Dr. Bolt may be able to help with a simple oral appliance, that is both comfortable and unobtrusive.
What causes snoring?
The soft tissues in the back of your throat relax when you are sleeping. When those tissues partially obstruct your breathing passages, they will vibrate, causing a snoring sound. If they completely obstruct your passage and you wake up gasping or extremly tired after a full night’s sleep, it could be a more serious condition known as sleep apnea.
How to stop snoring
Dr. Bolt treats snoring with a mandibular appliance, a plastic device that is worn on your teeth. It slightly protrudes your lower jaw. This will cause your tongue to move forward and open up your airway, and can completely eliminate your snoring. Many patients have found that not only is this device comfortable to wear, but they also get a deeper, more restful sleep.
If you or your partner snore, you may request an appointment with our office.