Snoring Treatments Cincinnati, OH Area, What is Snoring?
When you breathe normally, air passes through the nose and past the flexible tissues in the back of the throat, including the soft palate, uvula, and tongue. Muscles hold your air passageway open when you’re awake. During sleep, these muscles relax, and the lower jaw can move back slightly.
Snoring occurs when soft tissues of the upper airway collapse onto themselves and vibrate against each other as air attempts to move through them. This produces the sound we know as snoring. Large tonsils, a long soft palate, a large tongue, the uvula, and excess fat deposits in the throat contribute to airway narrowing and snoring. Usually, the more narrow the air passageway, the louder or more habitual the snoring.
Over 40% of adults experience this problem and want to know how to stop snoring near Loveland OH. While snoring may seem like a mere annoyance, it can result in excessive daytime sleepiness, relationship issues, and may be an indication of a more serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. The only way to know if your condition is merely snoring or sleep apnea is through overnight sleep evaluation, either at a sleep center or with a home sleep test.
Simple at-home remedies for snoring include:
- Avoid sleeping on your back
- Nasal strips (such as Breathe Rite)
- Nasal sprays (such as Simply Saline or Flonase)
- Avoid eating or drinking alcohol three hours before bedtime
If you’re tired of snoring and want to learn if you have a more serious condition and how to stop snoring near Cincinnati & Milford OH, call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kitzmiller . Our Milford OH dental office services Milford/Loveland OH and the Greater Cincinnati area with personalized care for healthy living. A nighttime without snoring can lead to better relationships, better health and a better day!