Most of us admit to snoring from time to time, but if snoring is a frequent problem in your household, there’s no need to suffer in silence. Snoring can affect sleep quality for you and the people around you and over the course of time, this can contribute to fatigue and daytime tiredness, plunging energy levels, poor concentration and irritability. If you snore or you live with a snorer and you’re desperate for a peaceful night’s sleep, we can help.
What causes snoring?
Snoring is sometimes linked to sleeping position, illness, allergies and taking certain forms of medication. However, it is most commonly found in people who are overweight, smokers and those who drink alcohol late at night. The snorting and grunting noise you hear when someone snores is caused by the soft tissue at the back of the mouth and in the throat vibrating as air passes through.
Sorting out snoring for good
Sometimes making even the simplest change to your sleeping position and bedtime routine can make a massive difference. Sleeping on your side instead of your back, avoiding drinking in the evening and giving up smoking can all have really positive effects for snoring. Exercising and losing weight can also help to ease symptoms.
In cases where lifestyle changes don’t cut the mustard, we may be able to find a solution in the form of anti-snoring devices. Devices such as mandibular advancement devices can be very effective. This form of treatment works by pushing the lower jaw forward slightly, which increases air flow while you sleep, helping to prevent snoring.
If you think you could benefit from snoring treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a ring and make an appointment.