There are three main reasons why people snore: being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol. Snoring is generally due to the partial closure of the airway. When we are sleeping the muscles in the neck relax and for some people the soft tissue in the upper throat vibrates, this makes the sound which we recognise as snoring.
Snoring can be much more than just an annoying sound, loud and chronic snoring, particularly that which is interrupted by periods of silence and loud snorts and gasps can be an indication of a more serious underlying condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Most GP’s will recommend weight loss, reducing smoking and drinking and to avoid sleeping on one’s back to people who complain of snoring but many dentists have undergone specific training in snoring treatments and are able to help with specialist dental products.
So ask your dentist for more information on cures for your snoring – or that of your partner!!
Snoring is the number one medical cause for divorce.
Snorers are three times more likely to suffer adverse health conditions that non-snorers.
There are approximately 15 million snorers in the UK, 4.5 million of these are women.