Snoring Treatment In Bellevue, WA

Rest Easy With Dr. Doneskey

If you think you might need treatment for snoring, you’re not alone. Snoring is a common sleep disturbance that affects almost 90 million Americans. It can aggravate the people closest to you, especially your sleeping partner.

Snoring can leave you with a sore throat or headache and can be an indicator of more serious health concerns such as sleep apnea. Luckily, Dr. Doneskey provides expert guidance and snoring treatment at our Bellevue, WA office.

Causes of Snoring

Almost everyone snores occasionally. Snoring is not necessarily indicative of another health problem. Common causes of snoring may include:

  • Alcohol
  • Sedative medication
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Head and neck anatomy (deviated septum)
  • Being overweight/obese
  • Age
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Sleep apnea

Other factors make you more prone to snoring as well. Men are statistically more likely to snore than women. Some prescription medications can cause temporary snoring. While snoring doesn’t necessarily indicate a sleep disorder, it can be a sign of a deeper issue. If you’re looking for treatment for snoring, Dr. Doneskey is one of the best sleep dentists in Bellevue for the job.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Loud snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes interrupted breathing throughout the night. Other signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Irritability
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Morning headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Gasping for air at night

If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health consequences. If you or your partner suffer from excessive snoring, it’s crucial to undergo a sleep study to get a proper diagnosis. This allows Dr. Doneskey to get a better understanding of your condition and create a treatment plan. To start your treatment, call our Bellevue office at (425) 646-6409.

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The SilentPartner™ Treatment

Whether or not your snoring is related to sleep apnea, it’s important to find the right treatment for snoring. To reduce your symptoms, our practice offers The SilentPartner™ Treatment. This is an effective, comfortable solution for snoring developed by Dr. Doneskey.

The Silent Partner Treatment is an FDA-approved oral sleep device that promotes healthy jaw function, is comfortable to wear, and is capable of complete adjustability while helping to reduce snoring. SilentPartner is customized for each patient, providing you with a comfortable alternative to other oral sleep appliances. This incredible snoring treatment allows you and your partner to sleep through the night without disturbance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can snoring give you a sore throat?
Are snoring and sleep apnea related?
Can snoring be completely stopped?
Can snoring give you a sore throat?

Waking up with a sore throat throughout the night is one of the most common symptoms of snoring. It’s also likely that you may experience a dry mouth and oftentimes, headaches.

Are snoring and sleep apnea related?

While snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, not everyone who snores suffers from a sleep disorder. If snoring is affecting your or your partner’s sleep, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Doneskey at your earliest convenience. He’ll assess your symptoms and determine if a sleep study is necessary.

Even if you don’t have sleep apnea, Dr. Doneskey can help manage your snoring with an FDA-cleared SilentPartner™ Treatment. Give us a call at (425) 646-6409 to learn more or schedule your consultation today.

Can snoring be completely stopped?

Yes, it is possible to stop snoring with the help of effective treatment. Comfortable and convenient oral devices, like the SilentPartner, is an incredible solution that allows you and your partner to sleep soundly throughout the night. It works by gradually moving your jaw forward to keep your airway open while sleeping. 

There are also certain lifestyle changes that can help manage your snoring. Dr. Doneskey recommends losing weight, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol consumption, and avoiding tobacco use altogether. When coupled with professional treatment, these natural remedies can make a significant impact on the quality of your sleep.

Get a Good Night’s Rest Again

If you or your partner frequently snore, it may be a good idea to have it checked by a specialist, as loud snoring may be an indication of sleep apnea and other health issues. With Dr. Doneskey’s three decades of experience and our friendly team’s knowledge, we’ll help you get effective treatment for snoring at our Bellevue, WA clinic. If you’re ready to stop snoring and get the quality rest you need, call us at (425) 646-6409 today or request an appointment online.