Snoring is a sleep disorder that can have serious medical and social consequences.
Unfortunately, it is a common issue which affects approximately 40% of men and 20% of Australian women. At Dr Andrew Baderski’s Dental Practice in Ingleburn we can help you get a better night’s sleep and reduce your snoring with our oral appliance therapy.
The continued tendency for an individual to snore reduces their level of sleep and increases the risk of the following health concerns:
- heart disease
- increases level of fatigue and irritability
Top tips to reduce snoring and get a better night’s sleep
Sleep on your side
Laying on your back increases your chances of snoring and sleeping on your stomach is stressful on your neck. This leaves only one viable option: sleep on your side!
Reduce Alcohol intake and sleeping pills
Alcohol and sleeping pills affect your central nervous system and relaxes the muscles of your throat and jaw which increases the sounds of snoring.
Seek treatment for allergies
Chronic respiratory allergies may cause snoring as it forces you to breathe through your mouth while you sleep. Taking an antihistamine or using saline spray before going to bed may help.
Put simply: Smoking damages the respiratory system among its many other harmful effects.
Maintain regular sleeping patterns
Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day.
Elevate your head
Raise your upper body (not just your head) with pillows to relieve the pressure off the airways to make breathing easier.
Let’s discuss what causes snoring…
Snoring in excess is otherwise known as the condition ‘sleep apnoea’, which when left untreated, can seriously impact on the health, happiness and general wellbeing of those affected. Many people are unaware that snoring can also be related to their oral care. As such there exist a number of ways in which to effectively treat the issue by oral means.
The connection between snoring and your jaw
When snoring occurs as a result of the lower jaw becoming relaxed, the associated physical contributions to the ‘noise’ occur from the throats air passage becoming reduced in size, causing the membranes within the throat to vibrate erratically. Over time this continual vibration can result in the irritation of the membrane. This causes swelling and therefore further reduces the air passage.
Seek professional treatment
At Dr Andrew Baderski’s Dental Practice in Ingleburn, we can provide you with a custom fit
Night time appliance tailored specifically to your unique oral needs. Wearing a custom oral night guard prevents the jaw from moving backwards and blocking the airways. A better night’s sleep is achievable with appropriate dental care, allowing you and your partner to awaken refreshed and full of life each morning.
For any further information regarding our oral appliance therapy or to book an appointment please do not hesitate to contact us