Get a Better Night’s Sleep
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea can have a significant impact on your overall health and wellbeing. At Lightsview Dental, we can help you achieve an improved quality of sleep.
What is Snoring
Snoring occurs during sleep when parts of your throat vibrate. Snoring occurs during sleep because the throat muscles relax too much and causes the throat to vibrate more easily and it also makes it narrower.
What Increases the Risk of Snoring
- Being overweight may mean there is more fat around the neck which means the throat will vibrate more easily. Snoring is also more likely in pregnancy!
- Sleeping on your back can increase snoring.
- Drinking alcohol relaxes the throat muscles and increases the chance and loudness of snoring.
- A blocked nose and mouth breathing will also increase the likelihood of snoring.
- Smoking and hay fever can make snoring worse.
- Some medications such as sleeping tablets raise the risk of snoring.
What is Sleep Apnoea?
Apnoea literally means “no breath” or “stopped breathing”. Sleep Apnoea is not just snoring or feeling tired during the day – it is a serious medical condition. It not only affects your sleep but can severely impact your general health and your quality of life.
Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea
The first and most common sign of sleep apnoea is usually observed by your partner by snoring. In addition to snoring, they might also tell you that you make gasping or choking sounds while you’re asleep. Some people with sleep apnoea may also experience constant tiredness, lack of energy, depressed mood, frequent urination at night and morning headaches.
If you suffer from restless sleep due to sleep apnea or excessive snoring, call us at Lightsview Dental now at and book a consultation to get fitted for an oral therapy device so that you can breathe easier and get a good night’s sleep.