Is It Sleep Apnoea Or Plain Snoring?

Treatment for snoring is among the many services we provide here at Warrendale Dental Care. Statistics show around 50 per cent of adults in the UK tend to snore. Around 2-4% of the population suffer from the related disease sleep apnoea.

Sleep Apnoea and Snoring

Snoringsnoring and sleep apnoea are associated with each other, but not similar. British Snoring explains snoring is a sleep and breathing condition that cannot be cured, but can be controlled. Sleep apnoea, on the other hand, is an interruption in breathing during sleep. A person who constantly snores and experiences breathing pauses may be suffering from sleep apnoea.

In a more detailed explanation, Sleep Apnoea Trust said that sleep apnoea, also known as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), is a serious condition where the throat muscles relax during sleep. This causes the patient to stop breathing temporarily, which can be dangerous.

Untreated OSA may cause continuous breathing pauses in one night. This may lead to fatigue in the morning and other serious health problems. Sleep apnoea requires diagnosis and immediate treatment.

Treatment for Snoring

Many often confuse their snoring as a symptom for sleep apnoea and seek treatments that may not target the real problem. At Warrendale Dental Care, we have the facilities to help patients determine if they have sleep apnoea and find solutions to stop snoring.

Our practice offers Sleepwell appliance. This appliance is backed by extensive clinical research that proves its efficiency when it comes to treating snoring. This appliance helps in relieving pressure at the back of the throat. Patients may immediately experience its effect after two sessions.

For more information about snoring or other oral conditions, you may reach us through these contact details. We aim to relieve you of your oral problems and help you enjoy life to the fullest.