Snoring Treatment in Austin
By Dr. Dan Matthews
When it comes to snoring, there are all sorts of snoring treatment methods available. Thousands of Americans get online every month looking for a way to stop snoring. Snoring treatment is a good idea for both you and it will benefit your spouse as well. For some, snoring treatment can be done with the help of home remedies, but in many cases, effective snoring treatment requires help from a professional such as Dr. Matthews.
At Home Snoring Remedies
Before trying any other type of professional snoring treatment such as an oral appliance, you may want to consider trying some of these at home remedies that may solve your snoring problem. If these remedies do not work for you, contact Dr. Matthew’s office to discuss other snoring treatment options.
- Change your sleeping position. Back sleepers and some side sleepers are more prone to snoring due to the way they sleep. Try sleeping on your stomach or side to see if you experience any relief from your snoring. You can also try propping yourself up when you sleep using pillows.
- Treat other known conditions. Take medications if you suffer from allergies, asthma, or some other condition that may cause congestion in your nasal passages or in your airways/lungs.
- Abstain from relaxants. Avoid drinking a few hours before bed. Alcohol is a depressant and can overly relax your body to the point that your soft palate and airways can collapse, which can cause snoring. Also, avoid sleep aids and other sedating drugs as they can have the same effect as heavy drinking.
- Try Nasal Strips. Try using BreatheRight® nasal strips. These strips are worn at night and can reduce snoring up to 25%. They help to alleviate nasal congestion, a common culprit behind snoring.
Anti-Snoring Devices – The Key To Silent Sleeping
Before providing you with any type of device meant to treat snoring, Dr. Matthews will first rule out sleep apnea as an underlying condition with the help of a sleep physician. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea and anti-snoring devices are not suitable for treating sleep apnea. When snoring is a symptom and not the true condition at hand, alternative treatment is a must.
If you are found to not have sleep apnea, Dr. Matthews can fit you with an anti-snoring device. These devices, sometimes known as mandibular advancement devices, work because they hold the jaw and tongue forward and minimize the chance of the airway becoming constricted because of a soft palate collapse. There are hundreds of over-the-counter anti-snoring devices available in stores and over the Internet. The problem with these is that, without a sleep study to eliminate sleep apnea as an underlying cause of your snoring, you may end up treating the symptom (snoring) without treating the deadly condition that is at the root of the problem. If this happens, you may still stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night despite having stopped snoring! To safely and effectively treat your snoring in Austin, come to Dr. Matthews to discuss proper snoring treatment.
Snooze Soundly With Snoring Treatment by Dr. Matthews
Are you tired of waking up tired? Is your spouse ready to kick you out of bed because of your snoring problem? Do you want to find a fix for your snoring? If so, snoring treatment is available to you! Dr. Matthews can help cure your snoring in Austin with the help of snoring treatment. With a consultation you’ll be able to learn about the various treatments that can be used to help you sleep more soundly at night. Call our office at (512) 452-2273 or contact us online to set up an appointment time. Remember, quiet sleep is good sleep!
Dr. Matthews is a general dentist.