Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
What is snoring?
Snoring is the noise caused by partial closure of the airway due to the relaxation of the soft tissue in the upper throat.
Many factors can increase the chances of snoring such as; physiology, gender, age, weight and lifestyle. Alcohol and the use of sleeping medication can also cause additional relaxation of the muscles resulting in snoring.
What is OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea)?
OSA in extreme cases causes partial closure of the airway which causes a drop in oxygen reaching the lungs. Individuals can stop breathing all together and with a gasp, choke or snort start breathing again. OSA can leave sufferers often exhausted during the day.
The effects of snoring and OSA
Snoring and sleep apnoea can have an immense impact on the sufferer, their partner and the family:
- daytime sleepiness
- lack of energy
- motivational issues
- driving whilst tired
- high stress levels
- poor effectiveness
OSA is also shown to contribute to more serious health issues such as:
- increased risk of metal health concerns
- poor relationship with partner
- increased blood pressure/hypertension
- increased risk of diabetes
- heightened chance of cardiovascular disease
Our dentist is able to offer you a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and follow up care. If your case requires further investigation our dentist will refer you to your GP who may suggest a sleep study.
If our dentist believes you are suffering from simple snoring a MAS (mandibular advancement splint) is likely to be recommended which has been life changing for many people.
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Contact the practice to book your consultation appointment with our dental clinician Mihaela Florescu or if you would like more information on this product book an appointment with our Treatment Co-Ordinator Ashley.