Is there anything a dentist can do to help with a snoring spouse?
Snoring is tough on any relationship! And since it can be caused by a number of different factors, we encourage you to have a consultation to help discover the cause. In the case of sleep apnea, (when one may actually stop breathing for short periods of time while sleeping) we can prescribe and fit a special appliance called a ‘snore-guard,’ which gently holds the mouth and throat in an open forward position during relaxed sleep and thus prevents snoring. There are many different kinds of appliances we have available for persistent snoring, yet it is always recommended to have a proper sleep analysis before you start using an appliance. Feel free to contact us with any inquiries and let us help you get a good night’s sleep! “
You can answer the questions below, for the snoring and apnea,
STOP-Bang Questionnaire :
Do you snore loudly (loud enough to be heard through closed doors or your bed partner elbows you at night for snoring) Yes/No
Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleep during the day time? (such as falling asleep during driving) Yes/No
Has anyone observed you stop breathing or choking/gasping during your sleep? Yes/No
Do you have high blood pressure?
BMI? is it more than 35kg/m
Age older than 50 years?
Neck size large?
Sex = male?