Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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Treating Snoring



If you suffer from the sleep disorder snoring, you can make progress to eliminating snoring by changing your sleep habits.  Establishing a regular sleep schedule promotes better sleep and can decrease the chance of snoring.  You may also want to purchase a humidifier for your bedroom.  Humidifiers keep air in the room moist, which helps ease dry scratchy throats or nasal congestion.  Your pillow may be causing you to snore as well! Try finding a pillow that elevates your head to help prevent the uvula and tongue from falling back in the throat and obstructing your airway.  If you sleep on your back, try a new sleeping position to minimize snoring.


You can also find over-the-counter products like nasal strips that decrease snoring.  If you are a chronic snorer you might want to see a doctor or dentist for a chin-strap or mouth guard to help your nighttime breathing.  If you believe that your snoring is a symptom of a larger problem, like sleep apnea, you could need surgery or a CPAP.  A CPAP is a small machine that connects to a facemask to push air through your nose.  Breathing through the mouth causes snoring so using a CPAP to encourage breathing through the nose limits the possibility of snoring.

Here are some more helpful tips to help you stop snoring and get a better quality of sleep. 

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