Snoring results from an often-complex multi-facial problem that can be affected by one or more anatomical factors. For most sufferers, snoring is caused by the vibration of the muscular roof of the mouth, also known as the soft palate. For others, snoring is worsened by an obstruction of the nasal passage. An enlarged uvula, tonsils, and the base of the tongue can also contribute to the problem.

There is no reason to be embarrassed about snoring, or to feel alone. Snoring is a common problem, with 90 million Americans suffering from the condition. One in four people have a problem with chronic snoring and can’t stop snoring on their own.

If you’re sharing a household with a snorer, you know that if they can’t stop snoring, it will always be your problem too. On average, the bed partner of a snorer loses at least an hour of sleep every night. Because the partner’s sleep is interrupted so frequently, it isn’t deep and restful.  Eventually, the lack of sleep can cause the snorer or bed partner to move to a different room. Imagine the strain that can have on a relationship. Or maybe you don’t have to imagine it at all, because you’re already living with a loved one who can’t stop snoring.

Do not wait to have your snoring problem examined.  Dr. Gonce can determine if you are a candidate for a sleep appliance, which may help you sleep longer, better and save your relationships!