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How To Stop Snoring

Why Do I Snore?

Snoring is a super common issue that many of us don’t realise we suffer from. Sometimes it can come in the more severe form of sleep apnoea, and sometimes it could simply be down to the position you’re lying in. 

Research shows that around 40% of the UK population snores, with the chances of snoring increasing with age. Plus, if you drink alcohol or are overweight, your chances of snoring are also increased. 

Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in your upper airways. When you’re asleep, the muscles in your upper airway relax and obstruct the airway or cause a bottleneck effect. 

To tackle the problem, your body tries to force more air through the airway to help you breathe better. This high velocity of air travelling through your airways increases the vibrations of soft tissues and results in snoring noises.

What’s Sleep Apnoea?

Sleep apnoea is a medical condition primarily characterised by sufferers who need to gasp for breath when they sleep. Not every snorer suffers from Sleep Apnoea. But, nearly all those with sleep apnoea will snore. Other symptoms include drowsiness, fatigue and tiredness.

You can be prescribed an anti-snoring device to treat sleep apnoea, but you should see a medical professional get a diagnosis first. You might even be referred to the sleep clinic of a hospital. 

Can Dentists Help With Snoring?

Yes. Dentists can provide you with a device that helps you to stop snoring. The device works by slotting two thin, plastic formings over your upper and lower teeth.

They’re then joined together by two miniature connectors that carefully and gently hold your jaw in a forward position. This helps open your airways to reduce vibrations of soft tissues and, in turn, reduces snoring. 

The appliance will be made custom to your smile so that you won’t feel any discomfort whatsoever. We’ll create it by taking a mould of your teeth to ensure a perfect fit. All you need is to have natural teeth, so, unfortunately, you probably won’t be eligible if you wear dentures.

How Can I Snore Less?

Nearly anyone can have access to the device from your dentist. You can ask your dentist about it to find out how eligible you are, or you could get a referral from your GP. 

The appliance works wonders for patients’ and their partners’ sleep routines, so it’s always worth checking with your GP or dentist if this treatment is proper for you. If you want to make the most of your device, you might want to think about lessening habits like grinding your teeth in your sleep, as this could diminish the life of your anti-snoring appliance.

How Can I Snore Less?

If you want to experience a better night’s sleep, have been diagnosed with sleep apnoea or want to give your partner some relief from your snoring, look no further than anti-snoring treatment with Woodborough House.

Our team can identify, target and treat your snoring issues with our handy, bespoke anti-snoring devices. Call us today to find out more and take your first step to a better night’s sleep.