There are two surprising facts many people are not aware of with regards to people snoring in Toronto. The first point is that regardless of age, gender or other characteristics almost anyone could have a snoring problem. The second point is that there are potentially serious health risks commonly associated with snoring. However, we have dental snoring solutions with a custom mouthpiece as part of treatment in our Toronto office.
People Most Likely to Snore
While almost anyone can have a snoring problem, the majority of people who snore are between the ages of 40 and 60. About 60% of people who snore are male.
The Potential Health Problems Associated with Snoring
Neither adults nor children should snore. The health problems associated with snoring can be different for adults and children.
Children should not snore. If a child does snore, according to the American Pediatric Society, parents should have their child assessed. Dr. Goodfellow believes this warrants a full investigation into whether there is a sleeping issue or a breathing issue with the child.
If children don’t sleep well, then they don’t grow well. In addition, children who don’t sleep well may not pay proper attention in school. Getting poor sleep may also cause all sorts of attention problems with children. Bed wetting is a common issue potentially connected to a sleeping disorder. Headaches and pain may also be linked to the poor sleep children experience. People in pain don’t sleep well. People who don’t sleep well feel more pain. This goes around and around.
When adults snore either the person who snores or the sleeping partner may have difficulty sleeping. When an adult does not sleep well they do not get the proper hormones they need.
The sound that is made when someone snores is due to the vibration of the soft palate in the mouth and the walls of the throat.
Snoring alone can be very hazardous to your health. If you snore and also have the breathing disorder of sleep apnea, that can be even more hazardous to your health.
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person stops breathing for a short period of time, many times, while sleeping.
One of the very common results from having sleep apnea is that people feel very tired and fatigued during the day. This can can serous metabolic consequences. It can increase the risk of injury. Some of the more serious potential health risks related to sleep apnea include cancer, cardiovascular disease and an increased risk of mortality.
A Simple Dental Solution to Stop Snoring in Toronto with a Custom Oral Appliance (Mouth Guard)
A snoring mouthpiece Toronto patients’ can slip into their mouth before bed time will gently reposition the jaw in a way that provides more airflow into the throat while sleeping.
Wearing this oral appliance will often stop snoring as soon as the patient uses it.
Each snoring mouthpiece is prepared specifically for each patient. It is customized to adjust the jaw in the way that each patient needs it to be done for them.
During the consultation with a properly trained dentist in our clinic, it may be recommended that the patient has a sleep study performed. This will determine if the patient also has the more serious condition of sleep apnea.
Dr. Goodfellow has be treating patients with snoring and sleep apnea with the use of oral appliance therapy since 2005.
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