Snoring is known as the nocturnal noise that occurs when breathing through the nose or through the mouth, air being difficult to circulate through the airways.
It is very frequent, especially in adult men. Snoring can also occur in children.
Snoring can be simply caused by some anomaly in the airways or by the position in which we sleep. On the other hand, it may be related to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is defined as lack of breathing for several seconds during the night.
There are different options that help stop snoring.
On one hand we have the possibility of manufacturing customized devices that are used at night.
These devices may be for advancing the jaw or a mask that expels air.
On the other hand, through orthodontic treatment, surgery and prosthesis we also achieve that patients do not snore without the need to use sleeping devices.
Snoring and sleep apnea in children have a prevalence of 4%.
In these cases it is important to know what is the cause of snoring and / or apneas in order to treat them and solve the problem at an early age.
In many cases the snoring comes from inadequate breathing and this causes an inappropriate rest.
When we get the patient to stop snoring, he also experiences greater rest during the night and greater energy during the day.
Grinding or clenching the teeth during the night may be related to sleep apnea. In these cases it is necessary to make a good diagnosis of the reason why is there grinding at night and not only perform a night guard.