I was on a trip with a bunch of girls from my dance team. Apparently, I snore…a lot. It was so bad, they kicked me out of the hotel room we were sharing. I had to sleep in the hall. I didn’t realize my snoring was so bad. What can I do?
Monica R. – TN
If your snoring is that bad, you likely have what’s called sleep apnea. If you click on the link, it will take you to my website where I explain it more in depth.
What I’ll tell you here, is there is usually an easy solution. A dentist can custom fit an orthotic device that will tip your jaw forward just a tiny bit. It’s about the size of a sport’s mouthguard and very comfortable.
Repositioning your jaw keeps the muscles in the back of your throat from shifting into your breathing passage, causing snoring, and in the worst cases, moments where you stop breathing.
As an added benefit, you’ll find that you’re much more rested when you wake in the mornings.
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