Snoring in adults seems to be on a substantial increase in the last 2 decades, and this seems to have impact not just on the person snoring but your life partner too. Snoring has been associated with cognitive decline, put someone at risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease or students more likely to fail exams.
Snoring maybe a symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea but it may also be harmless. In snoring patients with high risk of sleep apnea (e.g. sleepiness during the day or individuals with other cardiovascular comorbidity), our Grovedale dentists would refer them for a sleep study is done to dismiss the sleep apnea. Once that is done, to address the snoring (or sleep apnea), there are sleep appliances that our dentist can fabricate to help the individual stop the snoring. This not only helps the individual feel more refreshed when they wake up, but very importantly, help their life partner get a good night sleep too! This can do wonders to long term relationships! So if you or your partner is snoring, contact our Grovedale Family Dental clinic to see if we can help you in the management of the snoring!