Is Your Partner’s Sleep Being Affected by Your Noisy Breathing?


Experiencing disruptive snoring can lead to sleep disturbances for your partner and household members, and it can also be an uncomfortable issue for yourself. Making certain adjustments to your lifestyle may be an initial step in addressing this concern. In cases where snoring is accompanied by intermittent periods of silence, it could indicate a more serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). It’s important to note that not all individuals who snore have OSA, but a significant number of those with apnoea do snore.


Implementing lifestyle changes can contribute to the reduction of your snoring:

  • Engaging in weight loss activities
  • Adopting a side-sleeping position
  • Quitting smoking
  • Moderating alcohol intake
  • Avoiding the use of sleeping pills

The Impact of Sleep Apnoea on Your Well-being and Life Quality


Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition characterised by the interruption of breathing during sleep, accompanied by gasping sounds and loud snoring episodes. This disruption hinders the proper supply of oxygen, ultimately affecting the quality of your sleep and posing potential risks to your overall health. OSA often leads to daytime drowsiness, memory difficulties, and fluctuations in mood.


Factors that contribute to the development of OSA include:

  • Snoring
  • Excessive weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Usage of certain anti-depressant medications
  • Male gender
  • Age over 50
  • Smoking


If left untreated, OSA can result in:


  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Reduced life quality
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Increased likelihood of accidents while driving
  • Higher mortality rates
  • Depression or mood alterations


Therefore, it is crucial to address and manage OSA to mitigate its adverse consequences and improve overall well-being.

Enhancing Your Sleep and Well-being is Our Priority


Determining whether your snoring is a common occurrence or indicative of a more serious condition, such as OSA, requires the expertise of a dentist. They will assess your situation and may recommend further assessments to accurately evaluate the severity of the suspected OSA. The diagnostic process typically involves a sleep test to confirm the diagnosis, enabling the implementation of appropriate treatment.


At our dental practice, we specialize in providing effective solutions to improve your sleep quality and overall comfort. One such solution is a custom-made Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), designed to gently position your jaw forward and maintain an open airway during sleep.


Upon fitting the MAD, multiple follow-up appointments are scheduled to fine-tune the advancement and monitor your symptoms closely. The success of the treatment relies on consistently wearing the device and maintaining regular visits to your specialist at our practice.


Our dedicated team is committed to helping you achieve better sleep and enhanced well-being, ensuring you receive personalised care throughout your journey to optimal sleep health.

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