As an extremely common problem, snoring effects around 40% of the population on a regular basis. Snoring begins with an obstruction in the airway from the tip of your nose to the back of your throat, resulting in turbulent breathing. Consequently, this causes a vibration of the soft tissues in your mouth, nose and throat resulting in the noise we know as snoring.
Snoring can not only result in tiredness, dehydration and strain on your happiness and relationship, but can also be indicative of a more serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) which has been linked to heath conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. OSA occurs when relaxing of the tongue and soft palette results in a blockage of the air flow. As the oxygen flow to the brain begins to stop, the body triggers muscle spasms which causes you to awaken from a deep sleep, resume normal breathing and fall asleep again. This process can occur several times throughout a night without you even realising.
Some of the common symptoms of OSA include:
- Awakening tired and thirsty.
- High levels of fatigue throughout the day.
- Irritable moods.
- Memory problems.
- The desire to take naps throughout the day.
Our experienced team can help stop snoring and OSA, to give you a healthy, long night’s sleep. Using customised oral devices we can reposition the jaws, mouth and teeth in a way that prevents this block using non-invasive, comfortable techniques. This device is precisely developed to be comfortable to wear throughout the night, to align your jaw in a way that will help prevent snoring and OSA.
If you or a member of your family is suffering from snoring or any of these symptoms contact our friendly team to arrange a consultation.