Snoring can take its toll on even the most energetic and optimistic people, especially if it becomes a nightly problem. Whether you live with a snorer or you are dealing with grumbling from others in your household, we can help.
Why do I snore?
The most common reasons people snore include:
- allergies and illnesses (such as colds, which cause congestion)
- sleeping on your back
- drinking alcohol
- being overweight
Taking sedatives can also cause you to snore. Many people snore occasionally, usually when they change their sleeping position or they are struggling to breathe due to a short-term illness such as a cough or cold. However, some people snore on a regular basis and this can be a sign that your body is struggling to get enough oxygen when you sleep.
What can be done to stop snoring?
Snoring varies in severity and in mild cases, making lifestyle changes can have a very positive impact. Examples of these changes including giving up drinking alcohol in the evenings, cutting down or quitting smoking, losing weight, changing your sleeping position and doing more exercise. Not taking sedatives can also help you to stop snoring. If you struggle to get to sleep, there may be other therapies, which could help.
In more severe cases, we recommend Somnowell treatment. This involves placing a mandibular advancement appliance in the mouth before you go to sleep. This appliance is designed to move the jaw forward and hold it in this position and it helps to aid snorers by increasing air flow. We have been using Somnowell treatment for several years and we find it to be extremely effective.