Good Sleep is Vital to Good Mental Health.
We’ve all heard the jokes about snoring, but the truth is it’s no laughing matter, especially if you are the one who is being kept up at night. The truth is, if you’re the one doing the snoring, you probably aren’t getting a good night’s rest either and this can affect your health, your mood and even your relationships.
Snoring is the result of obstructed airflow when a person goes to sleep and air can’t move easily and freely through your nose and throat. The result of this is that the surrounding tissues vibrate, producing the familiar and often loud snoring sound.
There are several factors that can cause a person to snore. One common cause of snoring is being overweight and high blood pressure can also be a cause of snoring. Sleep studies have shown that smoking and drinking alcohol can contribute to snoring as well as eating habits including dairy products and spicy food. Sometimes even small changes in your lifestyle can help reduce snoring. If a person was to lose weight especially if it is just around your neck or throat, it would help to reduce or possibly end your snoring.
Often, the cause of a person’s snoring is not as easy to treat as just losing weight and requires one of the many common treatments available including an oral appliance to be worn at night, laser snoring treatment which is carried out at Dr. Amer’s Dental Clinic in Dubai or they may require CPAP therapy or a CPAP machine.
Another common cause of snoring is sleep apnea, a common sleep order condition in which the person doing the snoring has regular lapses of breathing throughout the night.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a common and potentially dangerous sleep disorder where the person has one or more pauses in breathing/shallow breaths while sleeping. The pause can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and can even occur thirty (30) times or more in an hour. Normal breathing resumes once again, often accompanied by a loud snort or choking sound.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common. In this condition, the airway becomes blocked during sleep which is the root cause of shallow breaking and/or pauses. As you breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage causes the snore. While it’s common in people who are overweight, a person’s physical anatomy can also contribute to the cause of snoring.
For example, small children who have enlarged tonsil tissues in their throats or someone with a low soft palate causing a narrowed airway and an elongated uvula (which is the pink stalactite at the back of your throat) are more prone to snoring due to vibration when they are asleep. The position of your tongue can also affect snoring.
Sleep Apnea, or snoring as we all know it, not only causes the quality of sleep and social problems, it is actually a chronic condition that can cause side effects such as brain oxygen deprivation, an increase in blood pressure, heart disease, seizures and even Type Two (II) Diabetes. This is a condition that often goes undiagnosed for most, often moving out of deep sleep which results in poor quality sleep, daytime sleepiness and grogginess the following morning.
Doctors usually can’t detect sleep apnea during routine office visits. Also, no blood test can help diagnose the condition. Most people who have sleep apnea don’t know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member or partner might be the first to notice signs of sleep apnea.
Snoring Treatment in Dubai
There are several ways in which you can work on reducing snoring or to prevent snoring. Dr. Amer’s custom made oral device known as Snore Guard can help you in treating sleep apnea. The anti-snoring mouthpiece is easy to use and generally comfortable for the user.
The device fits like a sports guard in your mouth, keeping the airway open and preventing the airway from collapsing which significantly helps in minimizing and/or eliminating the symptoms of sleep apnea in mild/moderate cases. The anti-snoring mouthpiece is one of the most effective anti-snoring device options.
Another noninvasive and cutting-edge sleep apnea treatment available with Dr. Amer is the popular Laser Anti Snoring treatment, Dr. Amer will carry out the non-invasive, non-surgical, painless laser treatment while you are fully awake in the dental chair.
Treatment is carried out in just a few 15-minute appointments with no downtime allowing the patient to resume their normal daily activities and schedules immediately after treatment. A reduction in snoring after the first session is common and expected. After the snoring treatments are completed, 85 percent of patients report that their snoring has been helped significantly.
Snoring affects more people than you might realize. Research shows that over 60% of people snore and snoring is more common in men than women, Snoring also gets worse as we age, due to tissue laxity. Some people complain of waking themselves up with their own snoring leading to everyday fatigue and exhaustion simply due to not getting a good solid night’s sleep.
You won’t be surprised to hear that snoring can put a strain on marriage since the spouse cannot get a good night’s sleep and regularly sleeps in another room.
If you find yourself increasingly tired despite feeling like you have had the normal 6 to 8 hours of sleep, snoring might be affecting your sleep.
Book an Appointment with me to discuss a great solution to help treat your condition and other sleep-related breathing disorders.
About Dr. Amer
Dr. Amer is a Restorative Family Dentist and one of the best Cosmetic Dentist in Dubai, who trained and practiced in North America, for over 12 years before coming to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2000. With the art of Dentistry changing continuously, Dr. Amer believes in keeping up to date by attending research and educational courses worldwide to keep him abreast of the very latest in Dental Technology and advances.
Dr. Amer believes in the power of Laser Technology for Dental Care, Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Medicine, he has ensured his practice is one of the first in the Middle East to make tomorrow’s technologies available to today’s patients.
Dr. Amer has gentle professionalism about him that puts you at ease, even in a dentist’s chair. His knowledge and techniques are ahead of the times and he will make sure to explain in detail what he is doing and why he is choosing a particular treatment over another. I highly recommend his services.
Dr. Amer is wonderful!! Very soft-spoken and kind, made sure I knew that I could ask him to stop at any time, as he didn’t want me to have any pain. I had a bad experience years ago back home when I had my wisdom teeth removed, since then dental work tends to make me…
Best dentist in the country. Really knows his stuff, communicates really well, and is very light handed with all tools. Personable and caring, prices very reasonable. Really can’t recommend Dr. Amer enough!
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Dr. Amer is a thorough professional. Being a dentist myself I find it hard to trust many dentists with my own teeth but with Dr. Amer, my experience has always been flawless. In my opinion, his honesty with his patients is his USP.