Do dream of the days when you can go to sleep without listening to your other half snoring?
Maybe you are the one keeping them up at night?
Keep on reading and you might just thank us for this!
What is snoring?
Snoring is the noise caused by the partial closure of the airway due to relaxation of the soft tissue in the upper throat.
What causes snoring?
Many things can contribute to this;
- Drinking alcohol
- Sleeping tablets
What is obstructive sleep apnoea? (OSA)
In some extreme cases, the airways can close partially causing a drop in oxygen to the lungs. Some people can stop breathing all together, when the sleeper starts to breath again they may gasp, choke or snort.
The effects of snoring and OSA
- Daytime sleepiness
- Motivational issues
- High stress levels
- Lack of energy
- Driving when tired
- Poor effectiveness
- Increased risk of mental health concerns
- High blood pressure/hypertension
- Risk of diabetes
- Heightened change of cardiovascular disease
How can I stop?
Your dentist will be able to offer a diagnosis and most cases can be solved with a snoring device. This will be worn of an evening and will keep your lower jaw in a stable position. If you still have problems even after using this device, your dentist may refer you to your GP for further investigation.