Snoring is the noise made by people’s breathing when they sleep. Very unpleasant for the family, snoring can be a consequence of health issues or caused by fatigue, alcohol or tranquilizers. It may also be an indicator of the presence of obstructive sleep apnea.
Did you know that 25% of men and 15% of women suffer from major habitual snoring? Between 40% to 60% of people over the age of 40 occasionally snore.*
Reasons why we snore
When we sleep, our tongue and the tissues at the back of our throat relax and tend to reduce the flow of air; all these lead to snoring. Snoring can be caused or exacerbated by certain conditions:
The causes of your snoring and the treatments that apply to your situation will be determined by an assessment of your health status and a thorough examination by a dentist. For example, nasal cones and oral appliances are proven solutions to stop snoring.
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