Snoring Treatment

What is Snoring?


Snoring is a noise generated by vibration of the tissues in the throat in and around the back of the tongue when breathing in and out.

Usually this part of the throat is held open by several muscles but when sleeping, these muscles relax and the air does not flow smoothly through the reduced air passages. Snoring is found in all age groups but generally increases as we age.



Is Snoring Dangerous?

Snoring can affect the quality of sleep and contribute to morning fatigue and tiredness. There is also increasing evidence that snoring may contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure and strokes. Some people may experience mild to moderate breathing difficulties during sleep because the snoring causes their airways to become narrowed. The medical term for this is upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). Snoring can also be an indication that Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is present.