While nearly one quarter of Australian adults suffer from chronic snoring, most never seek medical treatment for their condition. What many people fail to realise is that not only does habitual snoring deeply impact the quality of your sleep, but it can also be an indicator of a more serious condition, like sleep apnoea.
What causes snoring?
Snoring is caused by the obstruction of the air flow through the nose and the mouth, resulting in vibrations that cause the snoring sound. Reasons for this obstruction can include:
What treatment options are available for snoring?
We can create customise dental appliances to help reduce or eliminate your snoring.
These are worn every night.
These appliances work by moving and holding the lower jaw forward, which lifts the tissue at the back of your throat away from the upper airway. This reduces the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea and snoring.
Important: We recommend seeing a sleep specialist who will diagnose sleep apnoea and recommend the personalised treatment that you require for the condition.