Can a certain sleep position keep me from snoring?
Certain medical conditions such as nasal allergies or narrow air passages in the throat, nose, and mouth are more likely to cause obstruction of the airways when a person is lying on their back. When this narrowing of the airways occurs, blood oxygen levels start dropping and carbon dioxide levels start rising which can strain the heart and many other organs. If snoring is a problem for you, try sleeping on your side. Foam wedges are available that can keep you propped on your side while sleeping. If changing your sleep position still isn’t solving the problem, there are dental mouth props called “snore guards” that position the mouth in such a way that helps keep the airway open. If you feel snoring is a concern for you, ask your dentist if you are a candidate for a snore guard. Please visit our website for more information about our office and the services we provide. kg