Your night-time snoring could be an indication of a more serious and detrimental issue.
It is estimated that roughly 20% of the population snore. Snoring occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat relax, and slightly obstruct the breathing passage. This then causes the muscles to vibrate as air passes through.
Snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnoea, however snoring does not automatically mean that you have sleep apnoea. If you snore, visit Marriott & Hand in Melbourne for a consultation today.
Sleep Apnoea occurs when these muscles in the throat completely relax, which causes the passage to become completely blocked. This then causes you to lose airflow to a point that the brain must kick-start the breathing process. This results in you waking up, which can happen hundreds of times a night without you having any recollection of it in the morning.
As the name might suggest, the condition only happens while you are asleep. So it can be difficult to diagnose and many do not even know they have it. Symptoms of sleep apnoea include:
You may be silently suffering from sleep apnoea—although it might not be so silent for your partner or family. At Marriott & Hand in Melbourne we understand how this condition can be detrimental to your health as well as your quality of life.
At our Melbourne dental practice we have a number of sleep apnoea and snoring appliances to help clear your airway while you sleep. When you come in for a consultation, one of our dentists will diagnose the issue and prescribe the best treatment for your condition.
To book your consultation and assess your situation contact the friendly team at Marriott & Hand today