Snoring is the result of vibrations in the soft palate and uvula during sleep. Prior to treatment in our office, it will be determined if you have simple snoring (snoring without apnea) or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. While snoring appears to run in families, the volume of snoring depends upon the individual. If you snore, you may wake up in the morning with a dry mouth and/or sore throat. In addition to waking you during the night, the noise of your snoring may prevent your bed partner or others in your household from enjoying the benefits of deep uninterrupted sleep.
Oral appliance therapy is extremely effective in the management of simple snoring for the snorer as well as his or her bed partner.