WHAT IS SNORING?
Snoring is very common and put simply, it is the sound made by vibrations of the soft palate and other tissue in the mouth, nose & throat when we breath in and out. Snoring mainly happens when we sleep because our muscles relax and this loss of muscle tone is insufficient in stopping the airway tissue vibrating.
IS IT BAD TO SNORE?
Most people snore from time to time with little consequences but it can have a big impact on your bed partner. Snoring can also be linked to other medical conditions such as oral sleep apnoea and this will need further investigation.
CAN SNORING BE TREATED?
At the London Dental Sleep Clinic we fully assess all our snorers. We can help by providing a non-invasive appliance called a mandibular advancement device (MAD). These devices help position the lower jaw forwards to open up the airway and improve the airflow thus reducing snoring symptoms.