Snoring Treatment: How to Stop Snoring

Snoring while sleeping is very common. Depending on nasal allergies, heartburn, age, and other factors, snoring can come and go as well as get worse throughout life. But when does snoring become a bigger issue that requires treatment? If you are feeling the effects of snoring, and your partner is, too, this blog is for you. Keep reading to learn more about snoring, what happens if it goes untreated, and how to get snoring treatment started today.

Understanding Snoring

Snoring is caused by the rattling and vibration of tissues near the airway in the back of the throat. During sleep, the muscles loosen, narrowing the airway. As a person inhales and exhales, the moving air causes the tissue to flutter and make noise.

Without a partner or roommate making you aware of your snoring, it can be almost impossible to know you do it. However, there are some other symptoms related to snoring that can impact your daily life. Some of the symptoms of snoring include:

  • Obesity or recent weight gain
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Lack of focus or mental sharpness
  • Morning headaches and congestion
  • High blood pressure
  • Nighttime teeth grinding
  • Frequent nighttime urination

If Snoring Goes Untreated

So, what happens if you decide not to get treatment for snoring? The fact is, snoring is the main indicator of obstructive sleep apnea. If you do not get treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, many dangerous health problems can arise. These include:

  • Obesity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Cardiovascular issues

Snoring Treatment with Dr. Krissy Connor, Advanced Sleep and TMJ Solutions

Persistent snoring is the hallmark symptom of sleep apnea. You can get snoring treatment that doesn’t require a bulky, uncomfortable CPAP machine. With the right sleep apnea treatment, you can fix your snoring at the source and live a more comfortable, healthy life without the increased risk of health issues.

Dr. Krissy Connor received her BSN in 2001 at the Marquette University School of Nursing. She was an emergency room nurse at Aurora Sinai Medical Center for three years before attending the Marquette University School of Dentistry to receive her DDS degree in 2008. She completed a post-graduate residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. Her background as a nurse motivated her to seek an area of dentistry where she could use her wide variety of skills and clinical experience to serve her community better. She has been collaborating with physicians to treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea using oral appliance therapy since 2014.

Beyond her accomplishments, Dr. Connor is a mother to three beautiful daughters. Her husband, Dr. Michael Connor, is a Neurologist who shares her passion for healthcare.

Dr. Connor has been improving the lives of patients as the owner of Hypnos Inc. in Brookfield, WI. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

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