Snoring Therapy in San Francisco
San Francisco Dental Wellness provides snoring therapy in San Francisco, CA. Call 415-781-1944 to learn more and schedule an appointment. Dr. Chris Chui is double-boarded in Dental Sleep Medicine and is currently the Clinical Director for Dental Sleep Medicine at the San Francisco VA Hospital, treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea - with oral appliances without CPAPs.
What is Snoring? And, What Causes it?
As you lie in bed at night, stretched out and comfortable, your airway could become narrowed or blocked. The sound of snoring comes from air passing through the soft tissues that surround the airway. The tissues vibrate, creating the noise that you hear. The airway itself may be partially obstructed or, in the case of obstructive sleep apnea, may be entirely obstructed.
So, what causes snoring?
Occasional snoring may be caused by a common cold or sinus congestion, as well as allergies. It can also be caused by certain medications that encourage you to relax, as well as alcohol. Obesity is the most common cause of long-term snoring.
Signs You May Snore
The most obvious sign of snoring is to audibly hear it or have a witness, though this isn’t always an option for those who sleep alone. There are a few other signs you may want to look out for, including:
- Restless sleep
- Sore throat or dry mouth upon waking
- Being tired throughout the day - even after getting the right amount of sleep
- Morning headaches
- Inability to concentrate or focus
- High blood pressure
Not getting proper sleep due to snoring can impact your overall health and your overall quality of life. Seeking treatment can be transformative.
Benefits of Seeking Treatment for Snoring
When you seek treatment for snoring, you will find yourself with some very rewarding benefits.
- You will get a better night’s sleep
- You will feel alert and find it much easier to concentrate
- Your overall health will improve
- And your partner will thank you for the ability to sleep better, too
Treating Snoring with the ProSomnus Micro 2
When it comes to snoring therapy, at San Francisco Dental Wellness, we only offer the best treatment. The ProSomnus Micro 2 is an oral appliance that helps reduce or eliminate snoring.
This oral appliance is meant to be worn while sleeping and it will position the jaw in the most optimal position. It is thin, strong, and comfortable to wear.
A few other advantages are:
- Provides a lot of space for your tongue
- Designed by experts
- Created as a single piece
- Easy to clean
Why Choose San Francisco Dental Wellness?
Dr. Chris Chui is Board-Certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy - and is a leader in the field. In fact, he is only one of a selected number of dentists who are double-boarded in dental sleep medicine.
He has the tools and skills to effectively diagnose and treat sleep problems - including snoring. Using an at-home sleep study test, he is able to accurately determine the next steps toward giving his patients a future of quality sleep.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is snoring always a sign of sleep apnea?
No. Snoring can be associated with obstructive sleep apnea, but not always. Sometimes snoring is caused by other factors.
Will snoring go away on its own?
It depends on why you are snoring as to whether or not it will go away on its own. For instance, if it is due to a cold, sinus infection, or allergy, the snoring may disappear as soon as the ailment goes away. Otherwise, chronic snoring doesn’t necessarily stop on its own.
When should I seek help for snoring?
If you are plagued by daytime sleepiness or the inability to concentrate, you may want to seek help - as your lack of quality sleep is negatively impacting your day.
Can snoring damage your health?
It is possible, yes. Chronic snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and those with the condition are at greater risk for obesity, heart attack, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and more.