March 1, 2013
Many of us snore while we sleep. In fact, we often don’t even find out that we’re doing it until someone (usually a tired spouse) lets us know. But what if you’re honestly not sure? Is it really that big of a deal? While snoring may seem like a harmless, if annoying, habit, it can cost you valuable rest and relaxation time, causing you to not perform to the best of your abilities during daytime hours. Snoring can also be an indicator of a much more serious problem: sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes multiple pauses in breathing throughout the night, and it can lead to many crucial problems down the road if left untreated, including an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and memory loss.
If you’re a chronic snorer or if you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea by your doctor, a snoreguard may be able to help! Dr. Weinman and his dedicated team are committed to provide you comprehensive, thorough care that puts your health and safety first, which is why they’re happy to offer snoreguards for your convenience here at our Westfield, NJ office.
Here are some common symptoms that can suggest chronic snoring or sleep apnea:
- Choking, snorting, gasping, or abnormally long pauses while sleeping – check with your spouse to see if they’ve noticed this!
- Daytime exhaustion, no matter how many hours you spend in bed
- Waking up with a dry or sore throat
- Morning headaches
Be sure to check with your doctor if you have concerns!
What can you do to help me sleep better?
Dr. Weinman will be happy to help you find a successful solution that can combat your snoring. We provide custom-made snoreguards at our Westfield office, which comfortably reposition the jaw while you sleep, opening your airway and eliminating snoring. Many patients who have found the use of a CPAP machine to be lacking or ineffective have finally received the relief they needed when using a snoreguard!
Don’t let snoring ruin your smile and your day – Dr. Weinman enjoys providing his patients with comfortable, effective care that leaves them happy and healthy. Contact our Westfield, NJ office today to learn more about snoreguards. We also accept patients from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and beyond.