Snoring is tough on any relationship! And, since it can be caused by a number of factors, we encourage you to have your spouse come in for a consultation and analysis with Dr. Vastardis
to determine the cause. In some cases, a person may actually stop breathing for short periods during the night, a condition called sleep apnea. In other cases, snoring can be caused by enlarged anatomical structures within the mouth and throat. During sleep, the throat area relaxes allowing these structures to collapse against one another and obstruct clear airflow. In the latter situation, we prescribe and fit a special appliance called a ”snore-guard” which gently holds the mouth and throat in an open position during relaxed sleep and thus prevents snoring.