Snoring is often ignored because it impacts so many people and is normalized in society; it’s common just to accept it.

Millions of Americans snore. Snoring impacts:

Almost 60% of men

Around 40% of women

Over 25% of children snore

We know how hard you work. After a long day on the job, you want to be energetic and healthy before getting a good night’s rest. Unfortunately, snoring can impact the sleep of both you and your partner. 

South Chicago Sleep Lab facilitates testing and treatment for snoring. We work with high-quality providers in the area to find the right treatment for you.

Overview of Snoring

Snoring is the harsh, vibrating sound when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat. When tissues are relaxed, they vibrate as you breathe. 

Several factors can cause snoring:

Your anatomy

Being overweight

Alcohol consumption before bedtime

Nasal problems

Sleep deprivation

Sleeping on your back

Risk factors for snoring include being overweight, using alcohol or tobacco, older age, and having a family history of snoring. 

Most adults snore from time to time. While not every individual who snores may need treatment, this disorder can become disruptive for many who would benefit from addressing snoring as the root cause. 

Snoring is often associated with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Only some people who snore have OSA, but it’s a good idea to be tested.

Testing for Snoring

If you snore, a sleep study will serve a few purposes:

Confirm your snoring diagnosis
Collect valuable information to inform treatment
Allow you to treat snoring
Determine if you have sleep apnea, which is a more serious condition

There are different types of sleep studies that you can complete. 

At-home sleep test:

At-home tests allow you to complete a sleep study without visiting our clinic. You can complete a consultation at our sleep lab or virtually over video, and learn more about at-home sleep studies and how to order one. 

 

In-lab sleep test:

If you prefer to complete a sleep study in a sleep lab, our South Chicago Sleep Lab staff can schedule you for an in-lab sleep test.

Sleep apnea tests can determine the extent of your snoring and clarify whether you have sleep apnea or a snoring disorder. 

These findings can help us work with you to put together a treatment plan.

Oral Device Therapy

We recommend that patients treat snoring with oral device therapy.

Oral device therapy treats snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with an oral device repositioning your jaw. Moving your jaw forward allows for air to flow through unobstructed and removes the vibrations that take place when you snore while improving your breathing. 

We will direct you to a provider that specializes in snoring treatments. 

The Impact of Snoring

Snoring impacts your life in more ways than you might realize. 

Don’t underestimate how snoring impacts your day-to-day life and overall health.

Snoring:

Reduces your quality of sleep

Reduces the quality of sleep of your partner

Causes daytime fatigue

This can lead to more serious health conditions
May be a sign that you have sleep apnea

If you snore, it’s worth getting tested. We work with providers to find you the right treatment for snoring or sleep apnea. 

The Value of Snoring Treatments

Here are some reasons why testing for and treating snoring is worth the investment:

Treating snoring can allow you to get higher-quality sleep, allowing you to feel well-rested during the day

Removing loud snoring from your sleep routine can allow you to share a bed with a partner again

Restoring your sleep will also restore the function of your immune system

Untreated snoring can lead to sleep apnea and other more serious health conditions over time

Treat Snoring Today

Treating snoring is worth the time and investment. 

We work to make our process as easy as possible.

We offer virtual consultations and can help you get started with at-home sleep studies, allowing you to take the first steps toward treating snoring from the comfort of your home. 

Call us today to schedule your initial consultation. 

Does oral device therapy effectively treat snoring?
Oral device therapy is an FDA-approved treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. South Chicago Sleep Lab works with dentists and sleep professionals who offer oral device therapy as a treatment option after you complete your sleep study and receive a diagnosis. Our experience has found that patients successfully treat their snoring symptoms with oral device therapy. Schedule a virtual consultation to get started.