Not only is a cold winter, but it’s Valentine’s Day. You’ve just spent a wonderful evening with your spouse to celebrate the holiday and are ready to stay warm snuggling up together.
But after a few minutes, your loud snoring begins.
This isn’t how you want to spend your Valentine’s evening!
Not only does it interrupt your sleep, but your partner’s sleep as well. This could mean a rather unpleasant post-Valentine’s Day breakfast!
But there’s help available in Frankfort, KY! At Bell & Bell Dentistry, we offer effective treatment for sleep apnea so you, and your special sweetheart, can stay cozy warm and close this Valentine’s night.
Today, we’re talking about loud snoring, one of sleep apnea’s most common red flags. We’re also offering one of our most effective, comfortable solutions to help you breathe effortlessly and sleep soundly every night of the year!
Know Why You’re Snoring
Snoring is the most common sign of sleep apnea, so while it’s not a guaranteed cause, it’s important to know the difference between a sleep annoyance and a serious threat.
If your snoring is really loud and it’s happening night after night, it could mean you have sleep apnea.
This is a sleep disorder that can affect people of all ages, genders, and sizes, although you may often hear about it affecting men who are overweight.
Regardless, the sleep apnea nightly cycle is the same for all sufferers. The pattern looks something like this:
- -You fall asleep.
- -Your airways become blocked and you stop breathing.
- -Your survival mechanism kicks in, and your jerk awake and fight to get air.
- -Once your breathing resumes, you fall back asleep, but not for long.
- -Your airways become blocked again, and the cycle repeats.
It’s easy to see how this vicious pattern of sleep disturbance keeps you from getting the deep, uninterrupted rest your body desperately needs to perform properly.
For so many sleep apnea patients, they are never fully awake during these nightly episodes, which makes it a tricky disorder to diagnose.
The problem, then, goes from affecting your sleep to threatening your health, sometimes even leading to death.
That’s why it’s crucial to take your snoring and other symptoms seriously so you can get the treatment you need should it turn out you have sleep apnea.
Snuggle Up With Your Valentine Thanks To SomnoDent
At Bell & Bell Dentistry, you’ll be treated like a member of the family by caring professionals who want to help you find rest and relief.
On your first sleep apnea visit, you’ll sit down with one of our experienced dentists to talk about snoring and other symptoms you’ve been dealing with. That will help us narrow down possible causes and get one step closer to a solution that works for you.
We’ve found one treatment in particular that’s given patients the most relief over the years from sleep apnea troubles.
With a SomnoDent oral appliance that you wear while you sleep, your airways will be free from obstructions so you can breathe easily and sleep deeply. You’ll wake up feeling rested and ready to start the day!
It fits you like a mouthguard, which many patients find more comfortable than a CPAP machine mask.
The oral appliance positions your jaw in such a way that air will pass freely so you don’t have any blockages as you sleep.
Schedule An Appointment
This Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to snuggle up with your spouse and sleep peacefully. Snoring can definitely stand in the way of that if you don’t do anything about it.
But the romantic holiday aside, loud, persistent snoring could be a sign of something more serious than just an annoying nightly quirk.
It could mean you have sleep apnea, and that’s never something you should ignore. It’s effects on your life and your health are far-reaching and potentially deadly.
Our sleep apnea solution at Bell & Bell Dentistry will not only help alleviate snoring, but it will allow your body to get adequate rest for better function and better overall health.
Call our Frankfort, KY office today at 502-783-6322 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.