Snoring can disrupt the quality of your sleep, leading to health problems, fatigue and concentration issues. Heavy snoring isn’t just annoying, it can be harmful to your health too.
Why does snoring happen?
Snoring occurs when air cannot pass freely through your nose and throat. During sleep, the muscles of the airway narrow and relax. This makes the tissues in your airway vibrate as you breathe, causing the harsh sound that we know as snoring.
What are the causes of snoring?
Snoring can occur more frequently due to age, nasal and sinus problems and being overweight. Furthermore, sleeping on your back, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can also be contributing factors to snoring.
While occasional light snoring is harmless, heavy snoring can be serious and can be an indication of a health condition such as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a condition where breathing becomes very shallow and can even stop completely during sleep. This is due to the obstruction of airflow in the airway. Heavy snoring is a characteristic of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
What are some of the effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
People with severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea can have hundreds of sleep apnoea episodes per night. These episodes reduce blood oxygen levels and can jolt you awake.
Having Obstructive Sleep Apnea can also increase your risk for strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure.
What are some simple solutions for snoring?
There are plenty of simple solutions which can reduce snoring and improve sleep quality:
- Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and smoking
- Exercising and maintaining a healthy weight
- Changing your sleep position so that you aren’t sleeping on your back
- Raising the head of your bed by 4 inches
- Sleeping in regular patterns
One of the best solutions for snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is using an anti snoring device.
How can using an anti snoring device help me?
At The Wellington Clinic in London, we can treat your snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea with an anti snoring device.
Anti snoring devices are dental devices that are worn while you sleep. Your lower jaw is moved forward into a comfortable position by the device, allowing relaxation of the tissues in your throat and ensuring soundless and uninterrupted sleep. Many of our London patients prefer anti snoring devices over other solutions for its effectiveness and level of comfort.
Our anti snoring devices are tailored to the individual patient and are clinically proven with 91% of patients reporting improvement in sleep quality.
The Wellington Clinic prides itself on providing the best anti snoring devices and sleep apnoea treatment in London. We have been established as a trusted Chelsea dental clinic for over 11 years.
If you’re looking for an anti snoring device or sleep apnoea treatment in London, UK, book a consultation with our dentists at 020 7148 7148.