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Dr. Cole Waggener

Dr. Rick Waggener
115 Parnell St.
Merritt Island, FL 32953

 

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1-2 pm closed for lunch

Phone: (321) 452-8190

Fax: (321) 454-4822

 

Snoring affects millions of people of all ages, both male and female. Oral appliance therapy is the most common treatment for the most severe snoring problems. Treatment procedures range from changing your sleep patterns to utilizing orthodontic-related appliances that help open the airways during sleep.

What makes the sound of snoring? Snoring is caused by the vibrations of your soft and/or hard tissue palates; these vibrations occur because of increasingly narrow air passages. When air passes through these, a “flapping” sound occurs. Surgery to alleviate the snoring is not always successful and can be painful.

Loud snorers may have a more serious case of blocked air passages, known as apnea, which is diagnosed by a sleep study ina sleep lab.

 

Common causes for snoring:

  • Smoking

  • Alcohol

  • Health Problems

  • Obesity

  • Obstructed Nasal Passages – Deviated Septum

  • Poor Muscle Tone of the Tongue

  • Daytime Fatigue

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Allergies