Snoring is a common problem, found in an estimated 30 to 50% of Americans. Depending on the severity of your snoring, your partner, children, or even you may be waking up during the middle of the night. Lack of sleep caused by snoring often results in excessive sleepiness during the day and mood changes including depression and irritability. If you are affected by your snoring, or the snoring of your loved one, there are different types of treatment available to give everyone in your household a better and healthier night’s sleep.
Usually, snoring is the result of the vibration of the soft tissue on the upper palate of the mouth. While you sleep, the muscles in your mouth relax and they do not support the soft tissue. The soft tissue collapses and can block or narrow the airway. When you breath, the air passes the soft tissue and causes it to vibrate. The vibration makes the noise we call snoring. read more