Snoring services offered in Gulfport, MS

Snoring is a common sleep-related issue that can disrupt both the snorer and their partner's sleep. It often occurs when airflow is partially obstructed during sleep, causing tissues in the throat to vibrate. At Remedy Clinic our team of dental professionals can assess the underlying causes and recommend appropriate treatments.  Call our friendly office staff today or book an appointment online.

Snoring Q & A

Snoring, while often dismissed as a nuisance, can have significant health consequences, especially if it is chronic and severe. Here are some of the potential health risks associated with snoring:


Poor Sleep Quality:

Snoring can disrupt your own sleep and that of your sleeping partner, leading to fragmented and poor-quality sleep. This can result in daytime fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.


Sleep Apnea:

Snoring is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where the airway becomes partially or completely blocked during sleep. OSA can lead to frequent interruptions in breathing, causing oxygen deprivation and potentially increasing the risk of cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, and stroke.


Cardiovascular Risks:

Chronic snoring and untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). The repeated oxygen desaturation events during sleep can strain the cardiovascular system.


Daytime Fatigue and Impaired Function:

Poor sleep quality from snoring can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, reduced alertness, and impaired cognitive function. This can affect your ability to perform daily tasks, work, and drive safely.


Mental Health:

Chronic snoring and sleep disturbances are linked to an increased risk of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.


Relationship Strain:

Snoring can strain relationships when the loud noise disturbs a partner's sleep, leading to sleep disruption and potentially causing tension in the relationship.


Exacerbating Other Health Conditions:

Snoring can worsen existing health conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or asthma, making these conditions more difficult to manage.


Daytime Sleepiness and Accidents:

Severe snoring or sleep apnea can lead to extreme daytime sleepiness, increasing the risk of accidents, including workplace and car accidents.

It's important to address chronic snoring, especially when it's associated with other symptoms like pauses in breathing or daytime fatigue.

If you or a loved one experience chronic snoring, contact the Remedy Clinic where we can assess the underlying causes and recommend appropriate treatments, which may include lifestyle changes, positional therapy, or medical devices like Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy for sleep apnea.

Early intervention can help reduce the potential health consequences of snoring.

Learn more about oral appliance therapy for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.