Snoring/Sleep Apnea Fox Lake IL

Over 30 million Americans snore on a regular basis. What many don’t realize is that snoring can often be a dental issue, but Infinity Dental of Fox Lake offers a range of treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.

There are a number of reasons people snore or suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA):

  • Age: As you get older you are more likely to snore
  • Weight: Overweight and obese people are more likely to snore
  • Lifestyle: Drinking, smoking and sedative use increase your risk for snoring
  • Sleeping Position: You are more likely to snore if you sleep on your back than on your side or stomach

Snoring vs. Sleep Apnea

Snoring, while bothersome and unhealthy, is can be a sign of a more serious condition: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is a breathing disorder which causes a person to stop breathing for 10 or more seconds while sleeping.

Snoring Solutions: Snore Appliance

The most effective and least invasive solution for snoring or OSA is a snore appliance worn while you sleep. Similar to a night guard or sports mouth guard, a snore appliance is a mouthpiece that covers the teeth and properly aligns the teeth and tongue to keep the breathing airway open to prevent snoring.

A snore appliance:

  • Repositions the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate or uvula
  • Stabilizes the lower jaw and tongue
  • Increases the muscle tone of the tongue and throat

Schedule a Consultation

If you suffer from snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea, schedule a consultation with an Infinity Dental dentist today. A quick and easy snore appliance could mean more restful nights for you and your partner.