Are you sick of confronting an angry mob every morning when you’re trying to enjoy your breakfast? Are you tired of people moaning about your snoring and bored of arguing with your partner because they’re not getting enough sleep? If you’re a snorer, we can help!
Snoring is often joked about, but it can potentially be damaging to your health, as well as your personal relationships. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnoea and it can cause others to suffer a lack of sleep, which contributes to restlessness and irritability, as well as tiredness and a lack of concentration.
What causes snoring?
There are many risk factors for snoring, including being overweight, drinking alcohol on a regular basis and smoking. Many people also find that they snore when they are ill with a cough, cold or the flu or when they sleep in certain positions. Most of the time, snoring is completely harmless, but if you snore on a persistent basis, it can become a problem and you should seek medical advice.
What can be done for snoring?
In many cases, making simple changes to your sleeping position and your daily routine can have a very positive impact; this may include avoiding alcohol in the evenings and sleeping on your side, rather than your back. It’s also hugely beneficial to lose weight if you are overweight and to give up smoking.
If lifestyle changes don’t work, you may be advised to try anti-snoring treatment, such as wearing a mandibular advancement appliance, which helps to keep the airway open when you sleep by holding the jaw in an advanced position. These devices are designed to help you breathe more easily.
If snoring is a problem in your household, don’t hesitate to give us a call; we will have you snoozing silently in no time!