Snoring may be a symptom of Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a common condition. Apnoea means absence of breath and an obstructive apnoea episode is defined as the absence of airflow for at least 10 seconds. Most people don’t know they have it.
Causes of OSA:
- illnesses (goiter)
- enlarged tonsils
- nasal congestion/obstruction
- facial bone shape
- weight loss
- side sleeping
- treatment of nasal congestion
- avoid alcohol before bedtime
- a dental appliance
A Dental appliance can be used to treat mild and moderate sleep apnoea and snoring.
Here at Boulton Dental we make custom Somnomed night mouth guards. The guard gently moves your lower jaw and tongue forward to prevent snoring, open the airway and increase oxygen for those suffering OSA.