fbpx Things Sleep Physicians Wish You Knew About Snoring
Call 13007 SNORE
Free Online Assessment

Snoring affects the roadways
Driving is a complex task that requires constant attention and concentration. Many sleep-disorders cause excessive daytime sleepiness, which significantly increases the risk of motor vehicle accidents.

All ages are at risk
Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age level or body weight,you might think snoring is an older person’s problem, the truth is that all ages are at risk for sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea might be the cause of your depression
Snorting, gasping, or stopping breathing while asleep was associated with nearly all depression symptoms, including feeling hopeless and feeling like a failure. Your sleep habits could be contributing to mental illnesses.

No snoring doesn’t mean you’re in the clear
Just because you don’t snore does not mean you do not have sleep apnea. If you are tired and sleep poorly, insist on a sleep study.

Snoring affects your heart health
Studies have shown that snoring can alter the inner lining in the carotid arteries, making them more apt to develop atherosclerotic lesions and increasing the risk of stroke.

Sleep aids and alcohol make snoring worse
If you’re thinking of taking medication or having a drink to help you fall asleep…don’t. Sleep aids often have the reverse effect on those with sleep disorders.

Hydration is key
You know that staying hydrated is important, but you may not realize it will help you sleep. Make sure you’re hydrating properly, or you might make the problem worse.

Know your risk factors
The risk tends to climb if you’re overweight, if your blood pressure is high, and with age.  While not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, snoring is a warning sign that should be taken seriously.

Snoring can cause premature death
Snoring isn’t only annoying for your partner—it can be life-threatening. People whose snoring is caused by sleep apnea have a 40 percent greater chance of premature death.

Snoring is the result of weak muscles
As we get older, our muscles lose tone, including the muscles of our throat (airway). Breathing disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring increases with age.

Your pillow is not the problem
When you sleep poorly, you tend to blame everything but the actual culprit.  The thing is, a person with a sleep-breathing problem has had it all their life—it is just getting worse with age.

Sleep apnea can hurt your teeth
All that snoring can lead to grinding, Sleep apnea sufferers may wake with sensitive teeth or tight jaw muscles and headaches.

Snoring can ruin your day
If your spouse is snoring and you can no longer get the sleep you need, if you’re dragging yourself through the day, then your health may be compromised by a sleeping disorder.

It’s a dental issue
While your first instinct might be to call your primary care physician to handle any breathing problems, that may not be the best first step.  Since the tongue and jaws fall under the domain of dentistry, obstructive sleep apnea can be treated by dentists. Oral appliances for OSA are now considered as good as CPAP (a machine for sleep apnea that creates Continuous Positive Air Pressure)in the treatment of mild to moderate OSA. Oral appliances are an acceptable treatment of severe OSA in patients who cannot tolerate CPAP.

Treatment is available and often simple – Contact us for an assessment Now. https://puresleepservices.com.au/contact/

 

3 Simple Steps

Begin your journey to restful, uninterrupted sleep with an assessment

Consultation

We discuss your sleep issues in
a detailed assessment.

Sleep Study

In the comfort of your own home.
Diagnosed by registered sleep specialist.

Diagnosis

A comprehensive and detailed Diagnosis,
using the latest technology available