May is “Better Sleep Month,” but many of us are not getting enough zzz’s. Especially if the person sleeping next to us is snoring like a buzz saw.
Approximately 40% of adults over 40 have snoring issues, which worsens with age. Some might be suffering from sleep apnea, a serious disorder that occurs when your breathing is disrupted during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can cause hypertension, stroke or even heart failure. It is important to have this checked with a physician who can do a sleep study.
For those with mild apnea, a dental device that moves the jaw forward, often provides relief from snoring. Gallery57Dental offers several different oral appliances that are custom fit and have a high success rate.
Click here to read more about sleep to determine if you have a sleep disorder that needs further evaluation.