Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Cheltenham
Snoring has become so common. Kids to adults snore. Because snoring generally happens in private settings, people are not necessarily compelled to address it.
Snoring is an unhealthy condition and leads to severe health issues if left untreated.
There are several reasons as to why people snore and a lot of the people who snore eventually develop sleep apnoea which impacts the quality of life and increases chances of morbidity.
Our dentists can investigate the causes of as to why snoring is occurring and also discuss with you the cause and effects and final solution, that may involve other practices such as ENT specialists, Chiropractors etc.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea
Signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Loud snoring while sleeping
- Episodes of stopped breathing during sleep
- Abrupt awakenings associated with gasping or choking
- Waking up with a dry mouth and/or sore throat
- Difficulty concentrating during daytime
- High blood pressure
- Decreased libido
Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Solution
A series of oral devices or mouthpieces are now available and can be fitted by a dentist that will address your snoring problems by preventing the lower jaw from dropping back during sleep thereby preventing the closure of your airways, which will stop you from snoring.
Such a custom-made mouthpiece is made from impressions taken of your teeth to ensure they fit you comfortably.
Made from hard-wearing plastic, the mouthpiece is worn at night and works by holding the bottom jaw in a slightly forward position.
This position opens up your airway significantly allowing you to breathe better and as a result, sleep better too.
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea in Cheltenham
If snoring is a problem for you or a loved one, don’t hesitate to bring it up with your Cheltenham who can develop an individualised treatment plan.
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea is a serious condition where your airway repeatedly closes during sleep, depriving you of oxygen until you gasp awake.
Is snoring normal?
Most people snore to some extent. Snoring is generally normal.
However, persistent snoring that is extremely loud and bothersome to others, and/or accompanied by gasps or interrupted breathing, is not normal.
What causes snoring?
Snoring is caused by a combination of different factors which vary from each person.
The most common reasons for snoring include:
- Being overweight
- Sleeping on your back
- Sleeping with your mouth open
- Smoking and alcohol consumption
- Having a blocked nose