Is your partner sick of your chronic snoring?
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 is a dangerous condition
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:
- Waking up tired
- Lack of energy
- Morning headaches
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
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.
What Marriott & Hand can do for you
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.
Chronic Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Melbourne
To book your consultation and assess your situation contact the friendly team at Marriott & Hand today