Snoring is a common condition problem for men, women and children. Although it can affect anyone, snoring has a tendency to worsen with age.
If you are a chronic snorer, you are likely to be waking from sleep frequently during the night. Even though you may not be aware of this, it is impairing your sleep quality. You may also be preventing others in your household from getting the quality, recuperative sleep they need. In fact studies show that, on average, the bed partner of a snorer loses at least one hour of sleep every night. And this poor night’s sleep can lead to drowsiness during the day, which can interfere with quality of life.
Conditions that may co-exist with snoring include, but are not limited, to:
- Chronic daily headaches, especially upon awakening each day.
- A deviated nasal septum.
- Enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids.
- Hypertension, heart disease and stroke.
- Hypothyroidism and/or a compromised immune system.
- Nocturnal asthma.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is a potentially life-threatening sleep-disordered breathing problem.
- TMJ disorder.
- Menopausal changes.
- Type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance.
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Nighttime Enuresis (i.e., bedwetting) in children.
Not all snoring is the same, which is why it is essential for Dr. Bailey to complete a thorough screening examination that includes evaluating your dental/medical history and understanding how and when you snore.
Once you are diagnosed, Dr. Bailey and her highly trained staff will also be able to provide proven-effective solutions to enable you (and your bed partner) to enjoy the uninterrupted, deep quality sleep you need to feel refreshed each day.