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Why should I stop snoring?

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If you are a heavy snorer you’ll know what a misery it can be for both yourself and you’re partner. In some cases, snoring is connected with sleep apnoea, in which the sufferer actually stops breathing for a time; the result can be constant daytime drowsiness and extra strain on the heart. As a private dental clinic in Basingstoke, we deal with all types of snoring cases and have systems to help you stop snoring.


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What causes snoring?

When the throat muscles relax in sleep, they are less effective in holding your breathing passages open. The soft sides of the airway tend to close in, and the air has to move faster through a smaller space. This causes vibrations of the soft tissues which generate the noise of snoring. It has also been shown that excess body weight, heavy alcohol consumption and other sedatives or sleeping on your back can increase the severity of snoring.

Every person that suffers from sleep apnoea snores, but not everyone who snores suffers from sleep apnoea. If you have been heard to gasp for breath or have sudden spells of drowsiness during the day then you should ask your doctor to refer you to a sleep disorder clinic for further investigation.


How do snoring systems work?

We have numerous options and your dentist in Basingstoke will recommend one that suits the particular needs of your case and fit it in the safest way. Some common devises are the mandibular advancement device which resembles a sports mouth guard in appearance and is useful in forcing the lower jaw down and forward slightly. This offers tremendous help in keeping the airway open, thereby preventing problems in breathing. Another option is a splint which can be used to hold the tongue in the right position and works to keep the airway open. Regular dental visits are crucial because the device requires periodic adjustments or replacements.


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