Treat Snoring Gold Coast
Chronic snoring has a number of associated health risks
Snoring occurs during sleep when the jaw moves back causing the tongue and soft tissues to vibrate in your throat as you breathe.
Snoring can often be an indicator of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea; if not treated, this condition can have a number of negative impacts on your health.
What causes snoring and sleep apnoea
- Narrow airways
- Certain medications
- Enlarged adenoids
Snoring becomes an issue when the airway becomes so constricted you are caused to momentarily stop breathing and awake from sleep, this can actually occur hundreds of times a night. Many sufferers won’t actually realise they suffer from sleep apnoea, as they never gain full consciousness after being woken, this is dangerous as the sufferer will often wake up tired and irritated without realising why.
Common symptoms of sleep apnoea
Sleep apnoea and the consequential lack of sleep has a number of associated health risks. The risk of suffering high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and a number of other disorders are all increased.
At Varsity Smiles we provide services to help you alleviate snoring and sleep apnoea.
Oral appliance therapy
Oral appliance therapy combats the collapsing soft tissues in the back of your throat. A custom fabricated device is worn during sleep which helps align your bite and prevent your jaw from moving.
If you think sleep apnoea may be taking a negative toll on your sleep and overall health, please get in contact with us today.
To Note: Any dental procedure carries risks which also may depend on your general health. This will be discussed with you prior to any dental intervention.
Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as your dentist or your doctor.